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Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

The average Entry-Level Optometrist earns approximately $90K annually. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Optometrists runs from $66K to $117K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $49K. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Although more than half have medical coverage and nearly two in five have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$62,415 - $112,168
(Median)
$62K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,197
10%
50%
90%

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$35.62 - $55.87
(Median)
$36
$49
$56
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$62,415 - $112,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,233  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $49,449  
Commission
$1,017 - $14,740  
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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$66,196 - $116,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 804
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.62 - $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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,233  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $14,740  
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).
)
$66,196 - $116,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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National Average
$94,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%
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