Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Optometrists is around $92K annually. In the world of Entry-Level Optometrists, total cash compensation can vary between $69K and $120K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $18K and $37K, respectively. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Entry-Level Optometrists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$66,724 - $116,686
(Median)
$67K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,831
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$36.03 - $56.89
(Median)
$36
$49
$57
MEDIAN: $49.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,724 - $116,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,920  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $36,766  
Commission
$970 - $20,608  
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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$69,490 - $120,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 935
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.03 - $56.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.78  
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.79  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,920  
   
Commission
$970 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $36,766  
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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$69,490 - $120,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

ocular disease
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Optometry
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Pediatrics
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National Average
$96,000

Contact Lenses
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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