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Optometrists Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$53,380
25th Percentile Wage
$81,310
50th Percentile Wage
$101,300
75th Percentile Wage
$139,170
90th Percentile Wage
$195,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $195,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $53,380.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25.66
25th Percentile Wage
$39.09
50th Percentile Wage
$48.70
75th Percentile Wage
$66.91
90th Percentile Wage
$93.82

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $93.82. The median hourly salary is $48.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25.66.

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
2016101,3007.18%3.40%
201594,030-0.19%-
201494,210-9.66%-
2013103,3105.28%-
201297,860--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Wisconsin Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Wisconsin ranges from $80,350 to $117,600. The highest paying area for optometrists in Wisconsin is Duluth with a median annual salary of $117,600. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $116,840). The lowest paying area is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Duluth
$117,600
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$116,840
Lake County-Kenosha County
$106,660
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$105,780
Madison
$100,880
Green Bay
$100,300
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$98,620
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,350


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