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    States where ODs make bank in 2016


    Where ODs are going broke

    5. Kentucky

    Kentucky rounds out the top five lowest-paying states for optometrists, but it is within a few hundred dollars of both the fourth- and third-place states.

    This year, Kentucky optometrists earn an annual mean wage of $95,770, up from $88,410 last year when the state ranked as the third lowest-paying states.

    Interestingly, Kentucky (home to the new University of Pikeville School of Optometry) is one of the four out of five lowest-paying states that is also home to an optometry school.

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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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