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How much do optometrists make? 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that optometrists make $118,050 per year, which is approximately $60.31 per hour. The lowest 10 percent of optometrists earned less than $60,750, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $195,810.

A chart showing the average optometrist salary in the United States.

How much do optometrists earn in each state?

The table below compares optometrist salaries across states and U.S. territories (Source: BLS Occupational Employment and Wages May 2020). You can also find data for the number of optometrists in each state as well as the number of optometrists per 1,000 jobs—a figure that can help you determine the job's popularity in a given location. Not all locations have employment statistics. 

Optometrist Salary
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