The average salary for an Entry-Level Optometrist is AU$80,188 per year.

AU$64,822 - AU$98,009
AU$65K
AU$80K
AU$98K
MEDIAN: AU$80,107
10%
50%
90%
AU$25.39 - AU$82.19
AU$25
AU$44
AU$82
MEDIAN: AU$44.47
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$103K
Salary AU$64,822 - AU$98,009
Bonus AU$1,010 - AU$15,205
Commission AU$2,950
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$63,859 - AU$103,826
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 295
Hourly Data AU$0AU$82
Hourly Rate AU$25.39 - AU$82.19
Overtime AU$75.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$103K
Bonus AU$1,010 - AU$15,205
Commission AU$2,950
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$63,859 - AU$103,826
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

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 Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$81,070

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

Optometrist Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 66%