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Optometrists Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Missouri 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,190
25th Percentile Wage
$88,680
50th Percentile Wage
$109,720
75th Percentile Wage
$132,150
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $132,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.79
25th Percentile Wage
$42.63
50th Percentile Wage
$52.75
75th Percentile Wage
$63.53
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $63.53. The median hourly salary is $52.75. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.79.

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
2016109,720-0.02%13.53%
2015109,740-9.60%-
2014120,28028.08%-
201386,500-9.69%-
201294,880--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Missouri Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Missouri ranges from $94,540 to $167,890. The highest paying area for optometrists in Missouri is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $167,890. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $138,730). The lowest paying area is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $94,540.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$167,890
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$138,730
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$115,730
Kansas City
$105,460
Springfield
$103,330
St Louis
$102,310
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$94,540



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