The average salary for an Optometrist is AU$81,003 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Optometrist Total Pay (?
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AU$52,005 - AU$107,588
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MEDIAN: AU$81,003
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Optometrist Total Pay (?
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AU$29.09 - AU$73.21
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MEDIAN: AU$47.00
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National Salary Data

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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Salary
AU$52,005 - AU$107,588  
   
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$10,169  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$57,870 - AU$122,766  
PayScale
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$25AU$50AU$75
Hourly Rate
AU$29.09 - AU$73.21  
   
Overtime
AU$43.74 - AU$71.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$50KAU$100KAU$150K
Bonus
AU$0.00 - AU$10,169  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$57,870 - AU$122,766  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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Pay by Experience Level for Optometrist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Perth
up arrow 5%
Sydney
up arrow 4%
National Average
AU$85,000
Adelaide
up arrow 5%
Melbourne
up arrow 7%
Brisbane
up arrow 8%
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Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
AU$85,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 10% dental benefits Dental: 5%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 60%
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