Optometrists State Salary

The United States has a wide range of average salaries for Optometrists.  Each state is unique.  The range is as low as $42.71 in Nevada to a high of $85.00 in Alaska. A number of factors contribute to the average hourly pay of an Optometrist.

Some typical factors include: 

Supply and demand 
Union representation (States that have higher union activity earn an average of 20% more in pay and benefits for all employees)

Cost of living 
Healthcare reimbursement rates 
Cost of Living 

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STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Alabama 330 46.25 96,210
Alaska 40 85.00 176,810
Arizona 660 49.50 102,950
Arkansas 340 52.29 108,770
California 4,180 52.03 108,220
Colorado 570 42.55 88,500
Connecticut 320 77.21 160,600
Delaware 150 48.23 100,310
District of Columbia 50 53.41 111,090
Florida 1,600 58.11 120,860
Georgia 680 54.35 113,060
Hawaii 390 51.52 107,160
Idaho 210 45.59 94,840
Illinois 1,560 48.97 101,860
Indiana 710 53.28 110,820
Iowa 440 61.51 127,950
Kansas 490 53.90 112,110
Kentucky 460 44.44 92,430
Louisiana 330 49.91 103,810
Maine 130 58.63 121,960
Maryland 430 49.50 102,950
Massachusetts 820 50.20 104,430
Michigan 1,050 51.85 107,840
Minnesota 510 51.31 106,730
Mississippi 250 53.54 111,370
Missouri 860 53.81 111,930


STATE TOTAL EMPLOYED HOURLY ANNUAL
Montana 250 20.71 43,080
Nebraska 320 21.66 45,060
Nevada 920 21.46 44,630
New Hampshire 430 23.48 48,840
New Jersey 2,370 25.11 52,230
New Mexico 470 21.28 44,270
New York 4,000 22.69 47,200
North Carolina 4,720 17.90 37,230
North Dakota 90 22.26 46,300
Ohio 4,610 19.73 41,040
Oklahoma 580 22.25 46,280
Oregon 1,580 21.41 44,520
Pennsylvania 2,110 21.24 44,180
Rhode Island 280 24.95 51,890
South Carolina 230 18.86 39,230
South Dakota 100 22.88 47,580
Tennessee 660 27.09 56,340
Texas 3,190 21.72 45,170
Utah 360 18.51 38,500
Vermont 180 24.98 51,950
Virginia 2,420 18.74 38,970
Washington 3,110 24.63 51,220
West Virginia 350 19.25 40,030
Wisconsin 2,040 21.90 45,540
Wyoming 325 20.69 43,040