The average salary for an Optometrist in Australia is AU$85,595.
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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…Read more
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
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Oral / Verbal Communication
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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