Entry-Level Optometrists can expect wages of $95K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Optometrists approaches anywhere from $72K on the lower end to $124K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $19K from bonuses and upwards of $49K from profit sharing. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Optometrists (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Although the larger part have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Entry-Level Optometrists report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$70,256 - $120,991
(Median)
$70K
$95K
$120K
MEDIAN: $95,102
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$37.31 - $60.24
(Median)
$37
$49
$60
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,256 - $120,991  
   
Bonus
$1,012 - $18,703  
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $49,449  
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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$71,583 - $123,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$37.31 - $60.24  
   
Overtime
$23.13 - $91.00  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,012 - $18,703  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,546 - $49,449  
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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$71,583 - $123,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

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Optometry
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National Average
$98,000

Pediatrics
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Contact Lenses
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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