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    States where ODs make bank

    Your salary as an optometrist can vary greatly based in part on the state in which you live.

    By how much, you ask? Well, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), the annual mean wages of optometrists by state ranges from $46,400 to $178,640. So, who’s making bank, and who’s going broke? Let’s find out. 

    Highest paying states for ODs

    5. North Dakota

    Starting off our list of states with the highest-earning optometrists is North Dakota. ODs in North Dakota earn an hourly mean wage of $62.68 for an annual mean wage of $130,380.

    Related: Report says ODs have 'suprisingly low' salaries

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    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...


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