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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 cities 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 Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,500
25th Percentile Wage
$81,920
50th Percentile Wage
$109,540
75th Percentile Wage
$127,550
90th Percentile Wage
$160,040

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 $160,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,500.

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
$109,540
5.12% 11.12%
2016
$103,930
0.57% -
2015
$103,340
5.37% -
2014
$97,790
-4.15% -
2013
$101,850
4.41% -
2012
$97,360
- -

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 $115,510. The highest paying area for optometrists in Michigan is Grand Rapids-Wyoming with a median annual salary of $115,510. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $114,670). The lowest paying area is Holland-Grand Haven with a median annual salary of $63,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$115,510
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$114,670
Kalamazoo-Portage
$114,060
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$111,130
Ann Arbor
$101,560
Flint
$97,410
Lansing-East Lansing
$88,680
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$81,050
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$78,720
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$77,080
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$76,940
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$76,910
South Bend-Mishawaka
$75,750
Holland-Grand Haven
$63,510




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