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How Much Money Do Optometrists Earn?

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Question: How Much Money Do Optometrists Earn?
How much money do optometrists earn on average? It depends on whether you are self-employed in your own business, or if you are a salaried employee.
Answer: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average income for optometrists is $96,320, for salaried professionals. While salaried optometrists tend to earn more than self-employed ones initially, self-employed optometrists earn more over time.

The average salary for self-employed optometrists is about $175,329. Another factor in salary is group size: optometrists who are part of a mid-size group (3-5 practitioners) earn the highest salary on average, about $179,000.

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