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Optometrists Salary Information in Rhode Island

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,590
25th Percentile Wage
$77,520
50th Percentile Wage
$103,920
75th Percentile Wage
$131,440
90th Percentile Wage
$155,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Rhode Island in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $155,430. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,590.

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
$103,920
9.06% 6.98%
2016
$94,500
-5.92% -
2015
$100,090
-11.10% -
2014
$111,200
-13.19% -
2013
$125,870
23.20% -
2012
$96,670
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Rhode Island Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Rhode Island cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Rhode Island ranges from $72,760 to $107,400. The highest paying area for optometrists in Rhode Island is Providence-Fall River-Warwick with a median annual salary of $107,400. The lowest paying area is Norwich-New London with a median annual salary of $72,760.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Providence-Fall River-Warwick
$107,400
Norwich-New London
$72,760




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