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Average Optometrist Salary

$107,511
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,141
Bonus
$9,721
Commission
$4,826
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The average salary for an Optometrist is $107,511.
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$80k
MEDIAN
$108k
90%
$145k
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$80k - $145k
Bonus
$981 - $26k
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$961 - $28k
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$1k - $39k
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$84k - $151k
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What Do Optometrists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Optometrist

4.1 out of 5
(219)
Highly Satisfied
23Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Optometrist are from the companies Pearle Vision Center, Visionworks and America's Best. Reported salaries are highest at America's Best where the average pay is $134,815. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kaiser Permanente and Visionworks, earning around $132,257 and $130,586, respectively. LensCrafters Inc. pays the lowest at around $108,810. Pearle Vision Center and Indian Health Services also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $119,000 and $119,028, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Optometrists?

Skills in Optometry, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Pediatrics and Oral / Verbal Communication.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Optometrists?

An entry-level Optometrist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $99,675 based on 226 salaries. An early career Optometrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,952 based on 845 salaries. A mid-career Optometrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,398 based on 385 salaries. An experienced Optometrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,977 based on 411 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,049.
Employees with Optometrist in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (9.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,290 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.9%
Early Career
36.9%
Mid Career
16.8%
Experienced
17.9%
Late Career
18.5%