An Optometrist earns an average salary of R243,633 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

R176,036 - R445,460
R180K
R260K
R450K
MEDIAN: R257,952
10%
50%
90%
R100.00 - R307.23
R100
R240
R310
MEDIAN: R243.03
10%
50%
90%
R0R520K
Salary R176,036 - R445,460
Bonus R-3.18 - R38,783
Profit Sharing R10,000
Commission R19,000
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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R177,720 - R520,441
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 165
Hourly Data R0R322
Hourly Rate R100.00 - R307.23
Overtime R204.82
Annual Data R0R520K
Bonus R-3.18 - R38,783
Commission R19,000
Profit Sharing R10,000
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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R177,720 - R520,441
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 24 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Pay by Experience Level for Optometrist

Pay by Experience for an Optometrist has a positive trend. An entry-level Optometrist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R220,000 based on 92 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optometrist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R286,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R363,000 based on 41 salaries. An Optometrist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R472,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R273,728

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Optometrist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optometrist?

Optometrist in South Africa:
"Primary health practitioner."
Pros: Improving the vision of my patients.
Cons: Paper work, reprimanding the optometrist assistant,

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲72%

▲33%

▲5%

National Average
R274,000

▼20%

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 16%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 12%
no benefits
None: 76%
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