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Optometrists Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,020
25th Percentile Wage
$62,500
50th Percentile Wage
$98,380
75th Percentile Wage
$151,790
90th Percentile Wage
$201,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $201,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $98,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,020.

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
$98,380
5.50% 18.41%
2016
$92,970
1.84% -
2015
$91,260
-6.72% -
2014
$97,390
15.78% -
2013
$82,020
2.13% -
2012
$80,270
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Texas ranges from $49,660 to $133,050. The highest paying area for optometrists in Texas is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $133,050. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Corpus Christi (mean annual salary $119,430). The lowest paying area is Lubbock with a median annual salary of $49,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$133,050
Corpus Christi
$119,430
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$116,480
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$110,500
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$108,870
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$108,190
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$101,330
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$101,080
El Paso
$99,140
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$98,220
Fort Worth-Arlington
$94,490
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$90,320
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$87,090
Wichita Falls
$61,290
Amarillo
$58,230
Lubbock
$49,660




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