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Optometrists Salary Information in Minnesota

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

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 Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $166,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $116,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,640.

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
0.94% 22.71%
5.61% -
2.52% -
7.08% -
8.75% -
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Minnesota Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Minnesota ranges from $107,750 to $138,540. The highest paying area for optometrists in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $138,540. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $124,440). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area


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