The average pay for an Optometrist is AED 97,606 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

AED 39,692 - AED 260,712
AED 40K
AED 98K
AED 260K
MEDIAN: AED 98,436
10%
50%
90%
AED 0AED 268K
Salary AED 39,692 - AED 260,712
Bonus AED 50.68 - AED 59,180
Profit Sharing AED 5,450
Commission AED 0.00 - AED 50,495
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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AED 40,796 - AED 268,813
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 19 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 201

Job Description for Optometrist

Optometrists examine patients' eyes, conducting vision tests and diagnosing and treating sight problems. The main responsibilities of an optometrist include examining patients of all ages to detect vision defects, diseases or injuries; producing reports that detail patients' visual exam histories to supply the best care; providing advice to patients who may need lenses or frames; and writing referrals to other vision specialists when appropriate. Additionally, optometrists may have monthly sales goals designated by his or her employer. Higher-level optometrists may manage staff, as well as communicate with sales representatives from various vision product suppliers to maintain product supply for the company. Optometrist generally work in private practice, such as in eye offices and vision centers; they may also teach at the university level.

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Optometrist Tasks

  • Examine, diagnose and treat patients.
  • Prescribe eye glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy and low vision aids for the correction of visual disorders.
  • Conduct tests to identify and evaluate eye defects and disease.

Optometrist Pay By Employer

$0$208K

$112,811

$133,383

$113,094

$107,317

Self-Employed
9 profiles
$113,014

Ossip Optometry
4 profiles
$85,000

Optometrist Job Listings

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 AED 94,000 based on 121 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 AED 101,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AED 111,000 based on 46 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 AED 117,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 99,740

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

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲18%

▲11%

▲1%

National Average
AED 100,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 34%