Do pharmacists earn more then optometrists? Commercial pharmacists earn 108k, hospital, maybe 80,000. Optometrists seem to be all over the place. It seems all optometrists measured have a medium of 110k. But just commerical I cant find numbers. I also see advertisments all over the place, some areas for commercial have as low as 60k, others as high as 98k. VA seems to be 45-90k, Indian Affairs, lower at 40-60k. What's the deal?