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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$121,270
3.09% 11.81%
2016
$117,520
-0.31% -
2015
$117,890
3.28% -
2014
$114,020
3.59% -
2013
$109,930
2.71% -
2012
$106,950
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in New York Cities

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
$193,480
Rochester
$142,550
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$135,010
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$132,480
Nassau-Suffolk
$125,400
Binghamton
$125,290
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$118,390
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$114,850
Syracuse
$111,190
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$107,890
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$107,610
Kingston
$96,640
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$96,430




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