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Optometrists Salary Information in Maryland

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Maryland are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Maryland metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Optometrists in Maryland

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,310
25th Percentile Wage
$82,480
50th Percentile Wage
$120,960
75th Percentile Wage
$153,000
90th Percentile Wage
$207,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Maryland in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $207,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,310.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$120,960
0.26% 8.98%
2016
$120,650
3.01% -
2015
$117,020
2.32% -
2014
$114,300
6.05% -
2013
$107,390
-2.52% -
2012
$110,100
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Maryland Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Maryland cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Maryland ranges from $114,500 to $141,030. The highest paying area for optometrists in Maryland is Salisbury with a median annual salary of $141,030. The second highest paying city/area in Maryland State is Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick (mean annual salary $129,510). The lowest paying area is Baltimore-Towson with a median annual salary of $114,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Salisbury
$141,030
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick
$129,510
Baltimore-Towson
$114,500




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