The average pay for an Optometrist is AU$53.72 per hour.
The average pay for an Optometrist is AU$84,878 per year.
|Salary||AU$68,270 - AU$115,457|
|Bonus||AU$985 - AU$12,080|
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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).)
|AU$69,242 - AU$130,229|
|Hourly Rate||AU$37.38 - AU$84.07|
|Bonus||AU$985 - AU$12,080|
|Total Pay (||AU$69,242 - AU$130,229|
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.Read More...
To become an optometrist, prospective employees must obtain an undergraduate degree in anatomy, biology, chemistry or another relevant field. Then, they must complete optometry school. Some employers may require prospective applicants to obtain a doctorate of optometry, which requires an additional four years of education. Upon completion of the optometry program, applicants must obtain a license in the state in which they wish to practice. To gain a license, applicants must pass a clinical and written examination administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
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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 AU$81,000 based on 338 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 AU$97,000 based on 127 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$113,000 based on 64 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 AU$118,000 based on 33 salaries.
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