The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of New York are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists amongst New York 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$84,690|
|25th Percentile Wage||$100,790|
|50th Percentile Wage||$121,270|
|75th Percentile Wage||$144,780|
|90th Percentile Wage||$163,150|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $121,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,690.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of New York ranges from $96,430 to $193,480. The highest paying area for optometrists in New York is Glens Falls with a median annual salary of $193,480. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Rochester (mean annual salary $142,550). The lowest paying area is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $96,430.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Glens Falls|| |
|Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area|| |
|New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island|| |
|Buffalo-Niagara Falls|| |
|New York-White Plains-Wayne|| |
|Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area|| |