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Optometrists Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Michigan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,680
25th Percentile Wage
$76,100
50th Percentile Wage
$103,930
75th Percentile Wage
$125,540
90th Percentile Wage
$185,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $185,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.77
25th Percentile Wage
$36.59
50th Percentile Wage
$49.96
75th Percentile Wage
$60.36
90th Percentile Wage
$89.32

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.32. The median hourly salary is $49.96. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.77.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016103,9300.57%6.32%
2015103,3405.37%-
201497,790-4.15%-
2013101,8504.41%-
201297,360--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Michigan ranges from $63,510 to $114,670. The highest paying area for optometrists in Michigan is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills with a median annual salary of $114,670. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Grand Rapids-Wyoming (mean annual salary $110,610). The lowest paying area is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $63,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$114,670
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$110,610
Ann Arbor
$107,220
Flint
$106,820
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$100,990
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$93,940
Lansing-East Lansing
$88,080
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$86,280
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$80,730
Holland-Grand Haven
$63,510


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