An Optometrist in Melbourne, Victoria earns an average salary of AU$81,077 per year.

AU$62,364 - AU$102,342
AU$62K
AU$81K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$81,373
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50%
90%
AU$29.80 - AU$87.70
AU$30
AU$51
AU$88
MEDIAN: AU$50.98
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$114K
Salary AU$62,364 - AU$102,342
Bonus AU$1,500
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$62,903 - AU$114,901
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 6 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 83
Hourly Data AU$0AU$87
Hourly Rate AU$29.80 - AU$87.70
Overtime AU$59.12
Annual Data AU$0AU$114K
Bonus AU$1,500
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$62,903 - AU$114,901
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 6 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 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$80,000 based on 30 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$80,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$107,000 based on 8 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$95,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲30%

▲15%

National Average
AU$82,000

▼3%

▼3%

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 53%