The average salary for an Optometrist in Perth, Western Australia is AU$94,480 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

AU$78,432 - AU$119,599
AU$78K
AU$95K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$94,643
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$124K
Salary AU$78,432 - AU$119,599
Bonus AU$13,000
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AU$77,661 - AU$124,208
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
AU$96,000

▼6%

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 68%