Total Employment

39,420

Hourly Wage (avg)

$59.12

Annual Wage (avg)

$122,980

Description

Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

Snapshot

SOC Code 29-1041 - Optometrists is a a final level code of the “Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 39,420 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $59.12 and average Annual Wage of $122,980.

Exclusions

Ophthalmologists are included in "Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric" (29-1241).

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Occupation Examples

  • Doctor of Optometry
  • Optometrist

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