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Optometrists Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,350
25th Percentile Wage
$106,240
50th Percentile Wage
$119,960
75th Percentile Wage
$137,810
90th Percentile Wage
$184,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $184,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $119,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,350.

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
$119,960
6.50% 9.34%
2016
$112,160
0.45% -
2015
$111,660
6.65% -
2014
$104,240
-7.07% -
2013
$111,610
2.55% -
2012
$108,760
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Washington ranges from $99,610 to $164,510. The highest paying area for optometrists in Washington is Bellingham with a median annual salary of $164,510. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Spokane (mean annual salary $129,310). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $99,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bellingham
$164,510
Spokane
$129,310
Tacoma
$128,850
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$119,940
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$118,740
Yakima
$117,570
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$114,530
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$99,610




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