AU$84,878
Avg. Salary
AU$53.72
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$3,000

Bonus

AU$2,400

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optometrist is AU$53.72 per hour.

The average pay for an Optometrist is AU$84,878 per year.

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AU$37.38
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AU$53.72
50%
AU$84.07
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MEDIAN AU$53.72
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AU$68k
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AU$85k
50%
AU$115k
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MEDIAN AU$84,878
AU$68,270 - AU$115,457
AU$68K
AU$85K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$84,878
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90%
AU$37.38 - AU$84.07
AU$37
AU$54
AU$84
MEDIAN: AU$53.72
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90%
AU$0AU$130K
Salary AU$68,270 - AU$115,457
Bonus AU$985 - AU$12,080
Commission AU$2,400
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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AU$69,242 - AU$130,229
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 429
Hourly Data AU$0AU$84
Hourly Rate AU$37.38 - AU$84.07
Overtime AU$64.56
Annual Data AU$0AU$130K
Bonus AU$985 - AU$12,080
Commission AU$2,400
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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AU$69,242 - AU$130,229
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 117

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 Pay By Employer

$0$174K

$132,257

$113,096

$117,656

$121,319

Self-Employed
8 profiles
$111,587

Ossip Optometry
5 profiles
$80,131

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 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.

Pay Difference by Location

10%

8%

-7%

-8%

-9%

-11%

National Average: AU$89,086

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

Optometrist Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Optometrist?

Optometrist in Maroochydore:
"Begin in the manner in which you intend to continue."
Dont be afraid to ask questions and seek opinions from other more senior optometrists.

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲33%

▲27%

▲9%

National Average
AU$89,000

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 75%