How Much do Optometrists Make in Illinois?

Do optometrists in Illinois make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Illinois optometrists?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, optometrists in Illinois earn an average of $125,610 a year, equivalent to $60.39 an hour.

This is 2% more than optometrists nationwide and 128% more than the typical Illinois worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Illinois Optometrist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $98.12 $204,080
75th $62.47 $129,950
50th $55.05 $114,510
25th $44.11 $91,760
10th $34.75 $72,280
Illinois Optometrists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bloomington $74.78 $155,540
Carbondale $41.09 $85,470
Champaign $114.64 $238,460
Chicago $62.28 $129,540
Illinois Optometrist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $60.39 $125,610
2018 $58.47 $121,610
2017 $52.10 $108,370
2016 $50.21 $104,430
2015 $46.22 $96,130
2014 $44.40 $92,360
2013 $48.97 $101,860
2012 $52.21 $108,590
2011 $53.07 $110,380