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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 among Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Optometrists in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,090
25th Percentile Wage
$60,180
50th Percentile Wage
$92,970
75th Percentile Wage
$144,020
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 $92,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,090.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.20
25th Percentile Wage
$28.93
50th Percentile Wage
$44.70
75th Percentile Wage
$69.23
90th Percentile Wage
$97.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $97.07. The median hourly salary is $44.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.20.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201692,9701.84%13.66%
201591,260-6.72%-
201497,39015.78%-
201382,0202.13%-
201280,270--

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 $71,100 to $118,340. The highest paying area for optometrists in Texas is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $118,340. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Plano-Irving (mean annual salary $109,600). The lowest paying area is Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos with a median annual salary of $71,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$118,340
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$109,600
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$108,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$108,630
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$108,190
Fort Worth-Arlington
$106,760
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$94,710
El Paso
$81,250
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$79,700
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$71,100



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