Late-Career Optometrist Salary

On average, Late-Career Optometrists earn six-figure salaries ($115K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash compensation to Late-Career Optometrists approaches anywhere from $75K on the lower end to $174K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $25K from bonuses and upwards of $510K from profit sharing. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. More than half of Late-Career Optometrists (67 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,398 - $175,414
$72K
$120K
$180K
MEDIAN: $115,106
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50%
90%

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$40.15 - $74.35
$40
$56
$74
MEDIAN: $55.79
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$170K$340K$510K
Salary
$72,398 - $175,414  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $24,566  
Profit Sharing
$4,661 - $510,000  
Commission
$2,035  
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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$74,860 - $173,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$90$180$270
Hourly Rate
$40.15 - $74.35  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Bonus
$1,000 - $24,566  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$4,661 - $510,000  
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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$74,860 - $173,834  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73

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Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

▲4%

National Average
$118,000

Pediatrics
▼11%

Contact Lenses
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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