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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 among New York cities 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 New York

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$82,890
25th Percentile Wage
$96,610
50th Percentile Wage
$117,520
75th Percentile Wage
$143,740
90th Percentile Wage
$186,550

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 $186,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $82,890.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.85
25th Percentile Wage
$46.45
50th Percentile Wage
$56.50
75th Percentile Wage
$69.11
90th Percentile Wage
$89.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $89.69. The median hourly salary is $56.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.85.

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
2016117,520-0.31%8.99%
2015117,8903.28%-
2014114,0203.59%-
2013109,9302.71%-
2012106,950--

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 $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 Rochester (mean annual salary $128,060). 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
Rochester
$128,060
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$126,690
Nassau-Suffolk
$121,360
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$115,970
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$114,960
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$113,970
Syracuse
$109,080
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$107,890
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$96,430


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