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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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.
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 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|| |
|Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area|| |