Optometrist salary in the United States

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Based on 2,515 income tax records
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How much do Optometrists make?
The average total salary for a Optometrist is $108,500 per year. This is based on data from 2,515 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Optometrist and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Optometrist salary can vary between $25,500 to $182,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Optometrist demographics in United States

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43% are single
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57% are married
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41% have kids
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61% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Optometrists in United States

2,515 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a optometrist in the United States is $108,500 per year. Optometrist salaries in the United States can vary between $25,500 to $182,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,515 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as optometrist.

The following cities offer the highest salaries for optometrists in the United States: Albuquerque Metro Area, NM ($148,000 a year), Knoxville Metro Area, TN ($129,500 a year), and Phoenix Metro Area, AZ ($127,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.