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Optometrists Salary Information in South Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,660
25th Percentile Wage
$78,490
50th Percentile Wage
$95,730
75th Percentile Wage
$120,890
90th Percentile Wage
$150,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in South Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $150,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $95,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,660.

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
$95,730
1.44% -1.72%
2016
$94,350
-6.42% -
2015
$100,410
2.17% -
2014
$98,230
-14.39% -
2013
$112,370
13.34% -
2012
$97,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in South Dakota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of South Dakota ranges from $95,570 to $98,270. The highest paying area for optometrists in South Dakota is Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $98,270. The lowest paying area is Sioux Falls with a median annual salary of $95,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$98,270
Sioux Falls
$95,570




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