Entry-Level Optometrist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Entry-Level Optometrists , with median pay hovering around $98K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level Optometrists incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $15K from bonuses and close to $25K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $74K and $125K. Although slightly less than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the majority of Entry-Level Optometrists (65 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$74,301 - $123,074
$74K
$98K
$120K
MEDIAN: $98,414
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50%
90%

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$39.39 - $62.40
$39
$50
$62
MEDIAN: $50.00
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$0$127K
Salary $74,301 - $123,074
Bonus $1,025 - $19,132
Profit Sharing $205.11 - $24,658
Commission $10,000
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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$75,981 - $127,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 717
Hourly Data $0$103
Hourly Rate $39.39 - $62.40
Overtime $24.00 - $103.91
Annual Data $0$127K
Bonus $1,025 - $19,132
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $205.11 - $24,658
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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$75,981 - $127,224
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 3 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 162

Optometrist Job Listings

Optometrist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Optometrist in Franklin:
"A relaxed and Free of Stress enviroment."
The office is very stress free for the OD's because the staff is very efficent. They keep everthing going very smoothly. I am always able to take an hour lunch and very rarely do I miss lunch due to bookings ot emergency. Most mornings I arrive about 5 min. Late and I still am able to complete my exam on time. We schedlule 30-45 min exams..It isn't run like a factory. It s a very professional enviroment and the staff is a joy to work with.

Optometrist in Lubbock:
"The true practice Model and direction."
Understand fully how your Skills, your past accomplishment, and your personality fit in the environment your looking to join. IE, is it private, commercial, what model and direction are they moving towards?

Optometrist in Bethesda:
"More business management education."
Get an MBA or be happy working for a big company with benefits.

Optometrist in New York:
"Don't become an optometrist."
There are too many optometrist and not enough jobs.

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
12%

Skills That Affect Optometrist Salaries

contact lens
▲4%

National Average
$101,000

▼1%

Pediatrics
▼3%

Contact Lenses
▼4%

ocular disease
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 29%