How much does an Optometrist make in the United States? The average Optometrist salary in the United States is $135,771 as of November 23, 2022, but the range typically falls between $120,195 and $150,384. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $120,195 10% $106,015 90% $163,689 75% $150,384 $135,771 50%(Median)
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National Vision Doctor of Optometry Network - Chesapeake, VA

Job Description for Optometrist

Optometrist provides primary care and medical treatment to patients with visual system disorders and diseases. Examines patient's eyes to detect and diagnose vision problems, diseases, and other conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension. Being an Optometrist develops treatment plans and prescribes eyeglasses, contact lenses, and/or medication to treat eye disorders. Educates patients on proper eye care and treatment plans. Additionally, Optometrist requires a doctorate degree in optometry (OD). Typically reports to a manager. Requires a state license to practice. Optometrist's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Optometrist: Electronic health records (EHR) Software, Prescribe Corrective Lenses, Medical Specialty: Optometry, Patient History ...More

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