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Optometrists Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $192,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,360.

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
0.02% 5.93%
5.92% -
0.10% -
1.58% -
-1.71% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Virginia ranges from $50,930 to $171,690. The highest paying area for optometrists in Virginia is Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $171,690. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (mean annual salary $128,530). The lowest paying area is Roanoke with a median annual salary of $50,930.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News


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