Becoming an Optometrist via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Penn Foster Career School is a US school (accredited) offering optician courses to train individuals to become top-notch opticians, eye doctors, optics scientists, optics professionals, optometrists, doctor of optometrys, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 26,480 people employed as optometrists alone in America, and their average annual salary is $106,960. Colleges and universities like Penn Foster Career School that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Optometrist Salary Information

Category: Optometrists

Total # Employed in the US 26,480
Average Hourly Wage: $51.42/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$23.19 $34.23 $46.22 $60.63 $0.0
Average Yearly Salary $106,960
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$48,240 $71,190 $96,140 $126,110 $0
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
0.1% 0.9% 1.0% 0.4% 0.9% 1.1% 95.7%
Optometrists — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Massachusetts $68.53/hr $142,550
Wisconsin $65.97/hr $137,220
Maine $62.22/hr $129,420
South Carolina $61.08/hr $127,040
Oregon $60.33/hr $125,490
Nebraska $58.57/hr $121,830
Arkansas $57.4/hr $119,380
Wyoming $56.88/hr $118,300
Maryland $56.67/hr $117,880
North Carolina $56.47/hr $117,460
Alaska $54.87/hr $114,120
Montana $54.61/hr $113,580
Oklahoma $54.43/hr $113,220
Pennsylvania $54.14/hr $112,610
Hawaii $53.97/hr $112,260
West Virginia $53.77/hr $111,830
North Dakota $53.46/hr $111,210
Missouri $53.21/hr $110,670
Michigan $52.13/hr $108,430
Virginia $51.92/hr $108,000
Delaware $51.65/hr $107,430
Mississippi $50.6/hr $105,250
Utah $49.63/hr $103,230
New Mexico $49.22/hr $102,370
Colorado $48.92/hr $101,750
Kansas $48.7/hr $101,300
Guam $48.55/hr $100,980
Ohio $48.05/hr $99,940
Kentucky $47.93/hr $99,690
New Hampshire $47.51/hr $98,810
Washington $46.87/hr $97,480
Florida $46.74/hr $97,220
Puerto Rico $46.34/hr $96,390
Louisiana $45.81/hr $95,270
Alabama $45.13/hr $93,870
South Dakota $44.76/hr $93,110
Indiana $44.29/hr $92,120
New York $43.81/hr $91,130
Idaho $43.14/hr $89,730
Nevada $42.98/hr $89,390
Connecticut $41.65/hr $86,640
Tennessee $36.63/hr $76,190
California $36.06/hr $75,000
District of Columbia $35.71/hr $74,270
Iowa $33.74/hr $70,170
New Jersey $29.51/hr $61,380


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