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Optometrists Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage
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Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $145,990. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $81,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,670.

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
-7.15% 5.03%
7.95% -
-0.98% -
-2.46% -
6.93% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Louisiana ranges from $56,900 to $187,140. The highest paying area for optometrists in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $187,140. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $94,450). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $56,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
Baton Rouge
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
Lake Charles


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