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Optometrists Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$74,060
25th Percentile Wage
$90,810
50th Percentile Wage
$118,240
75th Percentile Wage
$156,750
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $156,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $118,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $74,060.

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
$118,240
0.52% -0.72%
2016
$117,620
7.51% -
2015
$108,790
-2.66% -
2014
$111,680
-2.40% -
2013
$114,360
-4.14% -
2012
$119,090
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of North Carolina ranges from $88,910 to $137,950. The highest paying area for optometrists in North Carolina is Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $137,950. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Greensboro-High Point (mean annual salary $128,010). The lowest paying area is Winston-Salem with a median annual salary of $88,910.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$137,950
Greensboro-High Point
$128,010
Fayetteville
$127,720
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$123,510
Raleigh-Cary
$116,320
Greenville
$115,650
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$111,680
Asheville
$103,690
Durham-Chapel Hill
$101,140
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$98,580
Wilmington
$93,940
Winston-Salem
$88,910




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