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Optometrist salary in United States

How much does an Optometrist make in the United States?

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The average salary for a optometrist is $123,295 per year in the United States. 1.8k salaries reported, updated at August 9, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Optometrists in United States

  1. QPCS
    7 reviews16 salaries reported
    $705,923per year
  2. $625,499per year
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Highest paying cities for Optometrists in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $142,907 per year
    62 salaries reported
  2. Minneapolis, MN
    $130,838 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Philadelphia, PA
    $130,191 per year
    11 salaries reported
  1. Portland, OR
    $128,454 per year
    9 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $127,825 per year
    16 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $125,987 per year
    30 salaries reported
  1. Cincinnati, OH
    $122,418 per year
    7 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $121,549 per year
    8 salaries reported
  3. Orlando, FL
    $120,115 per year
    7 salaries reported
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Where can an Optometrist earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Optometrists

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Most common benefits for Optometrists

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Store discount
  • Vision insurance
  • Wellness program
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 58 ratings

45% of Optometrists in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


10,649 job openings

Average $123,278 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Optometrist

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