Google Trend growth of the search interest behind the word Optometrist is pretty strong and very consistent in the 8 year time period shown below. Every year since 2004 has shown slight increases in people searching for Optometrist and has picked up the pace in 2012 and 2013.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Optometrists shows that the 2010 median pay was reported as $94,990 for people practicing Optometry in the United States. The hourly rate for an Optometrist comes out to be around $45.67 an hour. The total job market for optometry professionals was reported by the BLS in 2010 to be a total of 34,200 optometrist positions. The career in Optometry is expected to grow by 33% which is much faster than most careers and will add around 11,300 optometrist jobs from 2010 – 2020. Specific state by state salary listing for people practicing ophthalmology are listed below and show specific job listing pay rates seen in that state in 2013.
Listed below is information that is specific to Optometrist job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as an Optometrist. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Optometrists and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”