Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

For Entry-Level Optometrists, annual average wages total $97K per year. In the world of Entry-Level Optometrists, total cash compensation can vary between $74K and $125K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $15K and $25K, respectively. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Optometrists (63 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Optometrists is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$72,837 - $121,847
$73K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $97,376
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$38.63 - $61.34
$39
$50
$61
MEDIAN: $49.70
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$0$125K
Salary $72,837 - $121,847
Bonus $1,328 - $15,444
Profit Sharing $1,490 - $25,168
Commission $7,400
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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$74,256 - $125,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 699
Hourly Data $0$550
Hourly Rate $38.63 - $61.34
Overtime $23.13 - $550
Annual Data $0$125K
Bonus $1,328 - $15,444
Commission $7,400
Profit Sharing $1,490 - $25,168
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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$74,256 - $125,363
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 180

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Optometrist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Optometrist in Franklin:
"A relaxed and Free of Stress enviroment."
The office is very stress free for the OD's because the staff is very efficent. They keep everthing going very smoothly. I am always able to take an hour lunch and very rarely do I miss lunch due to bookings ot emergency. Most mornings I arrive about 5 min. Late and I still am able to complete my exam on time. We schedlule 30-45 min exams..It isn't run like a factory. It s a very professional enviroment and the staff is a joy to work with.

Optometrist in Lubbock:
"The true practice Model and direction."
Understand fully how your Skills, your past accomplishment, and your personality fit in the environment your looking to join. IE, is it private, commercial, what model and direction are they moving towards?

Optometrist in Bethesda:
"More business management education."
Get an MBA or be happy working for a big company with benefits.

Optometrist in New York:
"Don't become an optometrist."
There are too many optometrist and not enough jobs.

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

contact lens
▲5%

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National Average
$100,000

Pediatrics
▼3%

Contact Lenses
▼3%

ocular disease
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 30%
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