Late-Career Optometrists receive generous compensation — earning an average of $115K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Overall cash earnings for Late-Career Optometrists stretch from $75K on the lower end to $182K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $25K from bonuses and $123K from profit sharing. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Late-Career Optometrists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Male Late-Career Optometrists are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 67 percent of professionals. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$72,431 - $183,562
(Median)
$72K
$110K
$180K
MEDIAN: $114,527
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$41.06 - $76.22
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$41
$57
$76
MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$72,431 - $183,562  
   
Bonus
$1,250 - $25,283  
Profit Sharing
$4,894 - $122,554  
Commission
$2,023  
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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$75,195 - $182,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$41.06 - $76.22  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,250 - $25,283  
   
Commission
$2,023  
Profit Sharing
$4,894 - $122,554  
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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$75,195 - $182,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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$118,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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