Optometrist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Optometrist is $92,607 per year.
Optometrist Total Pay (?
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$65,685 - $125,671
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $92,606
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Optometrist Total Pay (?
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$37.36 - $59.27
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,685 - $125,671  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,999  
Profit Sharing
$1,039 - $55,184  
Commission
$400.00 - $40,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$69,580 - $129,755  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,895
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$37.36 - $59.27  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $87.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,999  
   
Commission
$400.00 - $40,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,039 - $55,184  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$69,580 - $129,755  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,895
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Job Description for Optometrist
Optometrists are licensed physicians who specialize in eye health and care. They examine, diagnose and treat patients with eye problems or disorders. They conduct tests to identify and evaluate any defects or diseases that afflict their patients' eyes. They also prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision aids. Optometrists work directly with their patients and work to provide the best treatment possible. As such, optometrists must be able to work in a professional manner with a variety of patients ranging from young children to the elderly.
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Optometrist Tasks
  • Conduct tests to identify and evaluate eye defects and disease.
  • Prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision aids for the correction of visual disorders.
  • Examine, diagnose and treat patients.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Seattle
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 6%
St. Louis
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Fairfax
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San Francisco
0%
National Average
$97,000
Boston
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Austin
up arrow 6%
Dallas
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Houston
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San Jose
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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Denver
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Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$97,000

Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

Optometry
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Contact Lenses
0%
National Average
$97,000
Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 31%
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