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Optometrist salary in United States

How much does an Optometrist make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $146,713
Low $98,009
High $219,619
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a optometrist is $146,713 per year in the United States. 1.7k salaries reported, updated at February 1, 2023

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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. BestNest Management
    17 reviews9 salaries reported
    $845,921per year
  2. $705,923per year
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Highest paying cities for Optometrists near United States

  1. Green Bay, WI
    $1,165,307 per year
    6 salaries reported
  2. New York, NY
    $575,512 per year
    41 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $534,313 per year
    16 salaries reported
  1. San Antonio, TX
    $514,247 per year
    26 salaries reported
  2. Jacksonville, FL
    $284,634 per year
    29 salaries reported
  3. Minneapolis, MN
    $146,471 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Orlando, FL
    $141,865 per year
    8 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $130,016 per year
    31 salaries reported
  3. Portland, OR
    $110,891 per year
    6 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?


8,829 job openings

Average $146,713 per year

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Common questions about salaries for an Optometrist

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