How much does a Optometrist make? The median annual Optometrist salary is $117,379, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $103,939-$130,106, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Optometrist in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Optometrist in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Optometrist in the United States is $117,379, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Optometrist in the United States are expected to make less than $117,379.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Optometrist that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Optometrist are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Examines patient's eyes to detect vision problems, diseases, and other abnormal conditions. Prescribes eyeglasses and contact lenses, and may prescribe drugs to treat eye disorders. Requires Doctor of Optometry degree, graduation from an accredited optometry school, and must pass both a written National Board examination and a National, regional, or State clinical examination. May report to a medical director. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description