• The Academy has launched the Academetrics: Ophthalmic Salary Survey for specific benchmarks related to optometrist, mid-level provider and staff salary data.

    The survey was developed in affiliation with the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS) to help Academy, AAO and OOSS members benchmark their compensation and benefit packages.

    • Reports available only to practices that participate 
    • Reports are available immediately and can be filtered by several factors 
    • Time to complete is 10 to 30 minutes depending upon the size of practice

    What to Gather before Beginning

    The Academy’s survey partner, BSM Consulting, recommends practices gather the following information for each staff member before beginning the salary survey:

    • Position 
    • Hourly pay rate or salary 
    • Number of hours worked per week 
    • Number of years in current position

    In addition, review your practice’s policies regarding:

    • Health insurance
    • Other insurances offered
    • Paid time off 
    • Uniform allowance 
    • Vision benefits 
    • Whether a qualified retirement plan is offered 
    • Continuing education benefits 
    • Bonus plans for management and for rank and file employees

    Get Started

    Register your practice or log in to the survey to begin. The Salary Survey website is hosted by our survey partner, BSM Consulting.

    The Salary Survey is compatible with Internet Explorer version 9 or newer, Firefox and Google Chrome.

    If you have questions about the Academy/AAOE/OOSS Salary Survey, email salarysurvey@bsmconsulting.com.

    AcadeMetrics™ Disclaimer

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives (AAOE) welcome you as a participant to the AcadeMetrics Benchmarking Survey. By submitting the practice registration form, you are acknowledging you have read and agree to be bound by the Academy Terms of Service (TOS), Academy Privacy Policy, and terms of service specific to the AcadeMetrics Benchmarking Survey as found below.

    The AcadeMetrics Benchmarking Survey is provided to you for your use as a member benefit. When you register your Authorized Data Respondent for the project, you are acknowledging that you are voluntarily entering your Practice's data for inclusion into the aggregate database, which is accessible by other Benchmarking Survey participants. We reserve the right to exclude data that appears to be erroneous or markedly inconsistent. The Academy will not display on its website nor share with anyone else except internal staff (if deemed necessary) through any other means (email, electronic document, printed material or otherwise) your registration information (Practice demographics) either alone or in conjunction with your Practice's data. Additionally, identifiers specific to your practice will be stripped from the final data set, and the number of data sets displayed in the reporting tools (either the complete aggregate set or any filtered set as defined by the user) must be equal to or greater than ten (10) complete data sets. The Academy is adhering to the requirements set forth by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding benchmarking practices, and it can not be held liable if by chance your Practice is identified by another member.

    Should the registered Authorized Data Respondent leave the employment of the Practice submitting your Practice data, they are to immediately cease use of the Benchmarking password and username. You acknowledge that it would be a violation of civil and criminal law should your registered Authorized Data Respondent access your private, proprietary data after they have ended their employment with the Practice. You further understand that providing access to the Benchmarking database to any other party other than the Authorized Data Respondent registered for your Practice is also a violation of the law and subject to applicable punishment. The Benchmarking data is provided for your use only and should not be forwarded, posted, emailed, reproduced or published in any on-line, print, or electronic media.