Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

The average Entry-Level Optometrist earns approximately $91K per year. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Optometrists range from $67K on the low end to $117K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $49K, respectively. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and about two-fifths have dental, as well. For the most part, Entry-Level Optometrists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$63,154 - $113,261
(Median)
$63K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,541
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90%

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$35.80 - $55.87
(Median)
$36
$49
$56
MEDIAN: $48.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,154 - $113,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,484  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $49,449  
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
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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$66,743 - $117,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 825
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.80 - $55.87  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.33  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,484  
   
Commission
$1,000 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $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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$66,743 - $117,460  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Optometrist Salaries

Optometry
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National Average
$94,000

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 29%
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