How Much do Optometrists Make in Missouri?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, optometrists in Missouri earn an average of $112,910 a year, equivalent to $54.29 an hour.

This is 8% less than optometrists nationwide, but it is 136% more than the typical Missouri worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Missouri Optometrist Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $79.00 $164,320
75th $65.64 $136,540
50th $50.16 $104,340
25th $41.92 $87,200
10th $32.19 $66,960
Missouri Optometrists Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Joplin $42.81 $89,040
Kansas City $62.22 $129,420
Springfield $55.25 $114,920
St. Louis $52.91 $110,050
Missouri Optometrist Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $54.29 $112,910
2018 $54.86 $114,110
2017 $56.43 $117,370
2016 $60.96 $126,800
2015 $63.01 $131,070
2014 $62.16 $129,300
2013 $53.81 $111,930
2012 $55.44 $115,310
2011 $53.59 $111,460