Optometrists and Opticians Job Search

Goals

To understand how optometrists and opticians find and apply for jobs, their education on the job market, what phase/season of their education they look for jobs, if they relocate for work, their salaries based on state if they vary, and if jobs are harder to find in certain parts of the USA. The information will be used to recruit new career applicants.

Early Findings

Optometrist Salaries

  • The median pay for optometrists in the US is $111,790 per year.
  • The wages for optometrists do vary per state.
  • The top-paying state for optometrists is North Dakota where 160 optometrists are employed who earn a mean annual wage of $175,090. This state is followed by Vermont has 90 employed optometrists who earn a mean annual wage of $170,550. The third top paying state is Alaska which has 70 optometrists employed with a mean annual wage of $165,640.
  • The state with the highest concentration of jobs is Nebraska where 530 optometrists are employed who earn a mean annual wage of $104,010. This state is followed by Oklahoma where 630 optometrists are employed who earn a mean annual wage of $109,300. The third spot goes to Kansas where 520 optometrists are employed who earn a mean annual wage of $117,840.
  • The states where the most optometrists are employed are California, Texas, and Illinois where the mean annual wage for this occupation is $117,180, $123,930, and $121,610 respectively.
  • The states with the lowest wages are Utah, New Mexico, and Washington DC where optometrists earn $74,490, $86,870, and $90,140 respectively.
  • The unemployment rate under optometrists in 0.1%.

Summary of Findings

  • During the initial hour of research, we focused on finding information salaries for optometrists in the United States.
  • This information was available and provided above.
  • A quick scan of the public domain showed that information on how find and apply for jobs might be limited and when available might require the reader to sign-up or might be behind a paywall.
  • No research was done on opticians.

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