Entry-Level Optometrists pull down an average of $96K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Optometrists, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $38K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $72K and $124K. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in three lack any form of coverage — but a majority have medical insurance, and more than a third have dental, too. Entry-Level Optometrists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. The majority of Entry-Level Optometrists claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$70,743 - $121,529
$71K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $95,828
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$38.70 - $60.61
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$61
MEDIAN: $49.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,743 - $121,529  
   
Bonus
$1,009 - $15,514  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $38,000  
Commission
$4,800  
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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$72,350 - $124,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$38.70 - $60.61  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $96.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,009 - $15,514  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,750 - $38,000  
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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$72,350 - $124,298  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 172

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Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
067
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

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National Average
$99,000

Pediatrics
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Contact Lenses
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ocular disease
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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