Average Optometrist Salary in Australia

AU$85,595
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$3,300
Bonus
AU$2,950
Commission
AU$15,000
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The average salary for an Optometrist in Australia is AU$85,595.
10%
A$69k
MEDIAN
A$86k
90%
A$117k
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AU$69k - AU$117k
Bonus
AU$966 - AU$19k
Profit Sharing
AU$0 - AU$15k
Commission
AU$0 - AU$3k
Total Pay
AU$70k - AU$129k
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Job Description for Optometrist

Popular Employer Salaries for Optometrist

The top respondents for the job title Optometrist are from the companies Specsavers, Luxottica Retail Group and Luxoticca. Reported salaries are highest at Luxottica Retail Group where the average pay is AU$100,000. Specsavers pays the lowest at around AU$86,739.

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Popular Skills for Optometrist

Skills in Optometry, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Patient Education and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

Pay by Experience Level for Optometrist

An entry-level Optometrist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$74,912 based on 55 salaries. An early career Optometrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$82,667 based on 287 salaries. A mid-career Optometrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$95,676 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Optometrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$107,019 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$108,138.
Employees with Optometrist in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 10.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bendigo, Victoria (2.8% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (1.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (7.0% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (6.5% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 595 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.2%
Early Career
48.2%
Mid Career
15.6%
Experienced
13.6%
Late Career
13.3%

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