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What is the average annual salary for Optometrist?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Optometrist may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $116,343 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Optometrist in the United States are expected to make less than $116,343.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $116,343
  • 10%$94,314
  • 25%$104,812
  • 75%$130,916
  • 90%$144,185

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Job Description for Optometrist

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 require at least 2-4 years of experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. May report to a medical director. View Optometrist job description

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Categories:  Healthcare -- Practitioners

Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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