Optometrists Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Optometrists in the United States is around $133100 per year.

How much do Optometrists make in the United States?

In the United States, Optometrists earn an average hourly wage of $63.99 and a mean annual wage of $133100.

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Mean Annual Wage


Optometrists earnings by experience

For Optometrists positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $29.88 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $46.63 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $60.38, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $75.01. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $92.03 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Optometrists roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $62150 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $96980 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $125590. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $156030, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $191430 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Optometrists

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Earnings for Junior-level Optometrists

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Earnings for Mid-level Optometrists

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Earnings for Senior-level Optometrists

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Earnings for Top-level Optometrists

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)