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What is the average salary for Optometrists in the United States?

Optometrists earn an average hourly wage of $54.33. Optometrists earn an average salary of $113,010 per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Optometrist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

Senior

The top 25% of Optometrists in the United States earn:

$63.74 an hour $132,580 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Optometrists in the United States earn:

$48.76 an hour $101,410 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Optometrists in the United States earn:

$37.50 an hour $78,000 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Optometrists in the United States earn:

$25.13 an hour $52,270 per year

Historical salary for Optometrists in the United States

Optometrist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Optometrist Salary in Alaska $85.88 $178,640 # 1
Optometrist Salary in Connecticut $81.43 $169,380 # 2
Optometrist Salary in Oklahoma $70.35 $146,330 # 3
Optometrist Salary in New Mexico $68.70 $142,900 # 4
Optometrist Salary in North Dakota $62.68 $130,380 # 5
Optometrist Salary in New York $62.67 $130,350 # 6
Optometrist Salary in Missouri $62.16 $129,300 # 7
Optometrist Salary in Iowa $61.79 $128,520 # 8
Optometrist Salary in North Carolina $61.37 $127,650 # 9
Optometrist Salary in Maine $61.36 $127,630 # 10
Optometrist Salary in Virginia $60.86 $126,590 # 11
Optometrist Salary in Rhode Island $60.49 $125,830 # 12
Optometrist Salary in Maryland $60.07 $124,940 # 13
Optometrist Salary in Kansas $59.48 $123,730 # 14
Optometrist Salary in Texas $57.92 $120,460 # 15
Optometrist Salary in Arkansas $55.34 $115,110 # 16
Optometrist Salary in Georgia $55.31 $115,040 # 17
Optometrist Salary in South Carolina $55.15 $114,710 # 18
Optometrist Salary in Colorado $54.95 $114,290 # 19
Optometrist Salary in Nebraska $54.91 $114,220 # 20
Optometrist Salary in Minnesota $54.61 $113,580 # 21
Optometrist Salary in Washington $54.44 $113,230 # 22
Optometrist Salary in California $53.67 $111,620 # 23
Optometrist Salary in New Hampshire $53.52 $111,330 # 24
Optometrist Salary in Ohio $53.48 $111,250 # 25
Optometrist Salary in Massachusetts $53.48 $111,240 # 26
Optometrist Salary in South Dakota $52.97 $110,180 # 27
Optometrist Salary in New Jersey $52.83 $109,880 # 28
Optometrist Salary in Arizona $52.32 $108,820 # 29
Optometrist Salary in Michigan $52.07 $108,310 # 30
Optometrist Salary in Mississippi $51.50 $107,130 # 31
Optometrist Salary in Idaho $50.97 $106,020 # 32
Optometrist Salary in Wisconsin $50.96 $106,000 # 33
Optometrist Salary in Wyoming $50.96 $106,000 # 34
Optometrist Salary in Indiana $50.92 $105,920 # 35
Optometrist Salary in Louisiana $50.82 $105,710 # 36
Optometrist Salary in Vermont $50.63 $105,310 # 37
Optometrist Salary in Tennessee $50.39 $104,810 # 38
Optometrist Salary in Pennsylvania $50.26 $104,550 # 39
Optometrist Salary in West Virginia $49.90 $103,790 # 40
Optometrist Salary in District of Columbia $49.39 $102,720 # 41
Optometrist Salary in Hawaii $49.07 $102,070 # 42
Optometrist Salary in Utah $48.88 $101,670 # 43
Optometrist Salary in Montana $48.88 $101,670 # 44
Optometrist Salary in Delaware $48.81 $101,520 # 45
Optometrist Salary in Oregon $48.68 $101,260 # 46
Optometrist Salary in Florida $47.58 $98,970 # 47
Optometrist Salary in Alabama $45.71 $95,080 # 48
Optometrist Salary in Illinois $44.40 $92,360 # 49
Optometrist Salary in Kentucky $42.51 $88,410 # 50
Optometrist Salary in Nevada $40.54 $84,310 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics