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Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

Entry-Level Optometrists pull down an average of $90K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Optometrists approaches anywhere from $66K on the lower end to $116K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $35K from profit sharing. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and around two in five claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$62,566 - $111,548
(Median)
$63K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,608
10%
50%
90%

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$35.11 - $55.74
(Median)
$35
$48
$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
$62,566 - $111,548  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,170  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $35,234  
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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$65,691 - $116,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 802
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
$35.11 - $55.74  
   
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 - $15,170  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $14,740  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $35,234  
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).
)
$65,691 - $116,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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Optometry
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National Average
$93,000

Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%