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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$56,070
25th Percentile Wage
$88,560
50th Percentile Wage
$110,210
75th Percentile Wage
$134,650
90th Percentile Wage
$188,700

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 $188,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $110,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $56,070.

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
$110,210
8.08% 11.21%
2016
$101,300
7.18% -
2015
$94,030
-0.19% -
2014
$94,210
-9.66% -
2013
$103,310
5.28% -
2012
$97,860
- -

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 $117,280. The highest paying area for optometrists in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $117,280. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $116,750). The lowest paying area is South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $80,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$117,280
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$116,750
Duluth
$115,890
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$111,300
Lake County-Kenosha County
$111,180
Madison
$110,090
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$101,450
Green Bay
$100,300
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$80,350




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