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Optometrists Salary Information in New York

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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Optometrists in New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$142,820
50th Percentile Wage
$114,020
25th Percentile Wage
$92,940
10th Percentile Wage
$70,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $142,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $114,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,240.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
$68.67
50th Percentile Wage
$54.82
25th Percentile Wage
$44.68
10th Percentile Wage
$33.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $68.67. The median hourly salary is $54.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.77.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $114,020 3.72%
2013 $109,930 2.79%
2012 $106,950 -1.53%
2011 $108,610 2.66%
2010 $105,800 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for optometrists in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 7.77%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.79%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 2.66% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.53%).

Table 4. Average Optometrists Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Optometrists
$114,020
Pharmacists
$118,770
Family and General Practitioners
$176,580
General Internists
$174,410
General Pediatricians
$158,890
Psychiatrists
$158,910
Other Physicians and Surgeons
$161,500

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in New York Cities

Table 5 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 $132,480. The highest paying area for optometrists in New York is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $132,480. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Albany-Schenectady-Troy (mean annual salary $131,730). The lowest paying area is Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown with a median annual salary of $96,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$132,480
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$131,730
Nassau-Suffolk
$130,950
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$125,240
Rochester
$124,540
Glens Falls
$121,960
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$110,470
Syracuse
$108,670
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$107,890
Kingston
$105,490
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$97,460
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$96,430

Optometrists Salary by State

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