What is the average salary for an Optometrist?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of an Optometrist is $111,640. Salaries start from $52,720 and go up to $185,320. Please note that the average salary for an Optometrist may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Optometrists in United States earn:

$185,320
Senior

The top 25% of Optometrists in United States earn:

$132,100
Experienced

The middle 50% of Optometrists in United States earn:

$101,290
Junior

The bottom 25% of Optometrists in United States earn:

$76,720
Starting

The bottom 10% of Optometrists in United States earn:

$52,720

Historical salary

Optometrist salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Optometrist Salary in Alaska 176,810 1
Optometrist Salary in Connecticut 160,600 2
Optometrist Salary in South Dakota 154,890 3
Optometrist Salary in Rhode Island 138,030 4
Optometrist Salary in North Dakota 134,470 5
Optometrist Salary in Washington 134,010 6
Optometrist Salary in North Carolina 133,790 7
Optometrist Salary in New Mexico 131,250 8
Optometrist Salary in Iowa 127,950 9
Optometrist Salary in New York 124,080 10
Optometrist Salary in Virginia 122,190 11
Optometrist Salary in Maine 121,960 12
Optometrist Salary in Florida 120,860 13
Optometrist Salary in South Carolina 120,710 14
Optometrist Salary in Ohio 118,340 15
Optometrist Salary in Utah 118,050 16
Optometrist Salary in New Hampshire 116,420 17
Optometrist Salary in Georgia 113,060 18
Optometrist Salary in Kansas 112,110 19
Optometrist Salary in Missouri 111,930 20
Optometrist Salary in United States 111,640 21
Optometrist Salary in Mississippi 111,370 22
Optometrist Salary in District of Columbia 111,090 23
Optometrist Salary in Indiana 110,820 24
Optometrist Salary in New Jersey 110,040 25
Optometrist Salary in Arkansas 108,770 26
Optometrist Salary in California 108,220 27
Optometrist Salary in Oklahoma 108,000 28
Optometrist Salary in Michigan 107,840 29
Optometrist Salary in Hawaii 107,160 30
Optometrist Salary in Nebraska 106,780 31
Optometrist Salary in Minnesota 106,730 32
Optometrist Salary in Wisconsin 106,490 33
Optometrist Salary in Texas 105,460 34
Optometrist Salary in Massachusetts 104,430 35
Optometrist Salary in Tennessee 104,300 36
Optometrist Salary in Pennsylvania 103,870 37
Optometrist Salary in Louisiana 103,810 38
Optometrist Salary in Maryland 102,950 39
Optometrist Salary in Arizona 102,950 40
Optometrist Salary in Oregon 101,910 41
Optometrist Salary in Illinois 101,860 42
Optometrist Salary in Delaware 100,310 43
Optometrist Salary in Vermont 99,270 44
Optometrist Salary in Wyoming 96,890 45
Optometrist Salary in Alabama 96,210 46
Optometrist Salary in West Virginia 96,180 47
Optometrist Salary in Montana 95,580 48
Optometrist Salary in Idaho 94,840 49
Optometrist Salary in Kentucky 92,430 50
Optometrist Salary in Nevada 88,840 51
Optometrist Salary in Colorado 88,500 52
Optometrist Salary in Puerto Rico 50,220 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics