Income from Optometry

The Research & Information Center publishes an Income from Optometry report derived from the annual Survey of Optometric Practice. This report focuses on the analysis of net income and annual gross billings of owner optometrists in private or corporate practice in 2013. Net income for employed optometrists and independent contractor/lessees is also reported where the number of responses was large enough to allow for reliable statistical analysis.

Contents include:

  • Average net income from primary practice
  • Gross billings
  • Gross receipts collected
  • Sources of gross billings
  • Practice expenses

Reports available from the 2014 Survey include:




Tables & Figures

Executive Summary
Brief Summary
Detailed Analysis Report
Limited Narrative

Executive Summary. This free publication is available for immediate download in PDF format and provides an overall summary of key results from the 2014 survey.

Detailed Analysis Report. This detailed comprehensive report employs limited narrative and includes tabulations and graphics for further statistical analysis. Utilizing cross tabulation, it enables the user to monitor trends in the profession specific to his or her practice characteristics, including practice type, age, years in practice, hours worked, employment situation, gender, and U.S. Census Region. This report is available in downloadable PDF or Print formats.

         View the Detailed Analysis Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures

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