Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Optometrists sits in the ballpark of $96K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Optometrists approaches anywhere from $73K on the lower end to $124K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $26K from profit sharing. More than half of Entry-Level Optometrists (62 percent) survey participants are women. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Optometrists is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$71,042 - $121,553
$71K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,279
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$38.86 - $60.58
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$61
MEDIAN: $49.73
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,042 - $121,553  
   
Bonus
$1,006 - $15,297  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $25,760  
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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$72,770 - $124,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 682
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$38.86 - $60.58  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $100.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,006 - $15,297  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$1,454 - $25,760  
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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$72,770 - $124,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.
Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

contact lens
▲6%

▲1%

National Average
$99,000

Pediatrics
▼2%

Contact Lenses
▼2%

ocular disease
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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