Optometrist Salary (United Kingdom)

An Optometrist earns an average salary of £35,006 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Optometrist Total Pay (?
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£24,239 - £46,288
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MEDIAN: £35,006
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National Salary Data

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£0£17K£34K£51K
Salary
£24,239 - £46,288  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,043  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £1,008  
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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£24,284 - £48,785  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 386
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Pay Difference By Location
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National Average
₤36,000
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Glasgow
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Manchester
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Optometrist Reviews

What is it like working as an Optometrist at Specsavers?
Optometrist in Dungannon:
"Work"
Pros: Good bosses. Good working hours. Good team.
Cons: Stress of busy clinic. 20 minute test times.

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%
Late-Career
up arrow 16%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
₤36,000
Job Satisfaction
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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 38 votes.
Gender
Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 30% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 43%
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