The average salary for an Optometrist is AED 97,606 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

AED 41,869 - AED 247,584
AED 42K
AED 98K
AED 250K
MEDIAN: AED 97,894
10%
50%
90%
AED 0AED 261K
Salary AED 41,869 - AED 247,584
Bonus AED 50.68 - AED 59,180
Profit Sharing AED 5,450
Commission AED 0.00 - AED 49,638
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 45,000 - AED 261,269
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Currency: AED
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 213

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

$113,094

$131,711

$103,090

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 93,000 based on 124 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 102,000 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AED 112,000 based on 47 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 119,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AED 99,418

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
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲20%

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
AED 99,000

▼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
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 34%