Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Optometrists sits in the ballpark of $91K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Optometrists — including $16K in bonuses and $49K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $68K to $118K depending on individual performance. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and around two in five receive dental plans. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level Optometrists (57 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,250 - $113,828

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$35.37 - $55.92

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,250 - $113,828  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,657  
Profit Sharing
$257.60 - $49,449  
Commission
$1,017 - $16,705  
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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$67,693 - $117,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$35.37 - $55.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,657  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $16,705  
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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$67,693 - $117,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Optometrist Salaries

ocular disease
up arrow 4%

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 118 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

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