Entry-Level Optometrist Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Optometrist earns an average salary of $86,603 per year.
Entry-Level Optometrist Total Pay (?
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$61,453 - $107,469
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $86,603
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Entry-Level Optometrist Total Pay (?
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$34.39 - $55.52
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,453 - $107,469  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $37,095  
Commission
$204.26 - $29,361  
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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$64,363 - $113,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,068
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$34.39 - $55.52  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $74.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
Commission
$204.26 - $29,361  
Profit Sharing
$964 - $37,095  
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).
)
$64,363 - $113,614  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,068
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Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 16%
Seattle
up arrow 15%
Atlanta
up arrow 15%
Minneapolis
up arrow 9%
Chicago
up arrow 8%
Raleigh
up arrow 7%
National Average
$90,000
Birmingham
up arrow 2%
Dallas
up arrow 3%
Houston
up arrow 5%
Austin
up arrow 5%
Los Angeles
up arrow 8%
San Diego
up arrow 11%
Denver
up arrow 14%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Optometrist Salaries

Optometry
up arrow 3%
National Average
$90,000
Pediatrics
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 220 votes.
Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 30%
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