Optometrist Salary in the US

$112,560
per year
per month
$9,380
per month
per year
Bonus
$8,400/year
Bonus
$700/month

Optometrist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Optometrist is $112,560 per year ($9,380 per month), which is $59,070 (+110%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Optometrist can expect an average starting salary of $83,685. The highest salaries can exceed $148,780.
$83,685
Low
$112,560
Average salary
$148,780
High
$6,970
Low
$9,380
Average salary
$12,400
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$500
$90,400
$181,280
Salary$83,685 - 148,780
Bonus$500 - 32,500
Total Pay$84,185 - 181,280
$40
$7,540
$15,110
Salary$6,970 - 12,400
Bonus$40 - 2,710
Total Pay$7,010 - 15,110

Optometrist Salary Range

Low
$83,685
Average salary
$112,560
Experienced
$121,460
High
$148,780
Low
$6,970
Average salary
$9,380
Experienced
$10,120
High
$12,400
Among Optometrists in the US, Assistant Optometrists have the lowest salaries, while Pediatric Optometrists, Costco Optometrists or Walmart Optometrists enjoy the highest salaries.

Optometrist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Walmart Optometrist$128K/year
+14% 
Costco Optometrist$124K/year
+10% 
Pediatric Optometrist$115K/year
+2% 

Optometrist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Optometrist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $98,570 per year. A mid level Optometrist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $107,550, while an experienced Optometrist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $118,475. Optometrists with more than 20 years of experience earn $127,430 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Optometrist

Late Career▲ +13%
Experienced▲ +5%
Average Salary$112,560/year
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -12%

Gender Breakdown

Female
63%
Male
37%

Optometrist - Jobs by Location

Optometrist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Optometrist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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