Where ODs are going broke
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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