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Optometrists Salary Information in Ohio

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Ohio are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Ohio 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Optometrists in Ohio

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,750
25th Percentile Wage
$81,590
50th Percentile Wage
$115,600
75th Percentile Wage
$152,840
90th Percentile Wage
$177,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Ohio in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $177,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $115,600. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,750.

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
$115,600
3.15% 5.10%
2016
$111,960
4.00% -
2015
$107,480
1.17% -
2014
$106,220
-3.62% -
2013
$110,060
0.32% -
2012
$109,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Ohio Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Ohio cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Ohio ranges from $54,740 to $161,060. The highest paying area for optometrists in Ohio is West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $161,060. The second highest paying city/area in Ohio State is Akron (mean annual salary $121,630). The lowest paying area is Canton-Massillon with a median annual salary of $54,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$161,060
Akron
$121,630
Columbus
$118,970
Cincinnati-Middletown
$118,520
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$117,720
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor
$117,580
Toledo
$113,310
Dayton
$104,110
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$96,620
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area
$76,500
Canton-Massillon
$54,740




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