Average Base Pay
44.95% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Optometrists role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $34,890. A Optometrists candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $44,380. A person in a mid-career Optometrists role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $93,490 a year. Optometrists with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $140,060. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Optometrists role’s annual salary averages $159,560 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Optometrists position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $93,490 higher than the national average for Optometrists positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Optometrists roles that can advance both internally and with another company.