$101,130
Avg. Salary
$44.85
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Optometrist in Columbia, South Carolina is $44.85 per hour.

The average pay for an Optometrist in Columbia, South Carolina is $101,130 per year.

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Job Description for Optometrist

Optometrists examine patients' eyes, conducting vision tests and diagnosing and treating sight problems. The main responsibilities of an optometrist include examining patients of all ages to detect vision defects, diseases or injuries; producing reports that detail patients' visual exam histories to supply the best care; providing advice to patients who may need lenses or frames; and writing referrals to other vision specialists when appropriate. Additionally, optometrists may have monthly sales goals designated by his or her employer. Higher-level optometrists may manage staff, as well as communicate with sales representatives from various vision product suppliers to maintain product supply for the company. Optometrist generally work in private practice, such as in eye offices and vision centers; they may also teach at the university level.

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Optometrist Tasks
  • Examine, diagnose and treat patients.
  • Prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision aids for the correction of visual disorders.
  • Conduct tests to identify and evaluate eye defects and disease.

About Columbia, South Carolina

Richland County, South Carolina
133,393
Male:
67,686 (50.7%)
Female:
65,707 (49.3%)
Columbia is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population of 133,803 as of 2015. The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 810,068 by July 1, 2015, according to 2015 U.S. Census estimates. The name Columbia was a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus. The city is located approximately 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and is the primary city of the Midlands region of the state. It lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home...
Columbia:
$41,435
South Carolina:
$47,238
$847
Columbia:
$172,400
South Carolina:
$148,600
5.3%

Optometrist Job Listings

Key Stats for Optometrist

20 years or more
100%

Years of Experience

20 years or more
100%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision:
no benefits
None: 60%