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Optometrists Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,560
25th Percentile Wage
$81,840
50th Percentile Wage
$109,510
75th Percentile Wage
$155,040
90th Percentile Wage
$201,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $201,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $109,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,560.

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
$109,510
7.07% 8.77%
2016
$101,770
-0.24% -
2015
$102,010
-0.85% -
2014
$102,880
-0.80% -
2013
$103,700
3.65% -
2012
$99,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $74,680 to $117,310. The highest paying area for optometrists in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a median annual salary of $117,310. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $116,800). The lowest paying area is York-Hanover with a median annual salary of $74,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Philadelphia
$117,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$116,800
Pittsburgh
$116,690
State College
$115,860
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$114,570
Reading
$113,080
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$104,420
Lancaster
$104,280
Newark-Union
$103,520
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$97,730
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$97,310
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$96,840
Altoona
$96,430
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$93,630
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$92,350
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$91,960
Erie
$91,290
York-Hanover
$74,680




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