Optometrists

Optometrists examine the eyes and other parts of the visual system. They also diagnose and treat visual problems and manage diseases, injuries, and other disorders of the eyes. They prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses as needed.

$110,300

Median US Salary

Doctoral or professional degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Optometrists

Currently employed

37,240

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

18%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

5,000 to 9,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Optometrists

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Alaska $144,480

Colorado $130,130

Massachusetts $128,750

New York $121,270

Maryland $120,960

Washington $119,960

Virginia $119,800

New Hampshire $119,180

Connecticut $118,740

North Carolina $118,240

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Maxxing your 401k as Optometrists

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

17.2%

Per paycheck

$729.68

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $4,242.31
Pre Tax Retirement $729.68
Before Taxes $3,512.63
Taxes $1,053.79
Take Home $2,458.84

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