C$84,151
Avg. Salary
C$37.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$3,034

Bonus

C$3,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optometrist is C$37.50 per hour.

The average pay for an Optometrist is C$84,151 per year.

10%
C$14.79
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C$37.50
50%
C$68.29
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$37.50
10%
C$49k
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C$84k
50%
C$147k
90%
90%
MEDIAN C$84,151
C$49,368 - C$146,615
C$49K
C$84K
C$150K
MEDIAN: C$84,151
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50%
90%
C$14.79 - C$68.29
C$15
C$37
C$68
MEDIAN: C$37.50
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50%
90%
C$0C$147K
Salary C$49,368 - C$146,615
Bonus C$345 - C$17,500
Commission C$3,000
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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C$49,032 - C$147,271
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 217
Hourly Data C$0C$68
Hourly Rate C$14.79 - C$68.29
Overtime C$29.25
Annual Data C$0C$147K
Bonus C$345 - C$17,500
Commission C$3,000
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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C$49,032 - C$147,271
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30

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 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 C$83,000 based on 88 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 C$88,000 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$83,000 based on 29 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 C$97,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-18%

National Average: C$84,416

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

Optometrist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optometrist?

Optometrist in Laval:
"Very busy, dynamic, stimulating."
Pros: Dynamic work ! Lots of patients so lots of learning every day
Cons: Warehouse atmosphere

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
C$84,000

▼2%

Experienced
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 31%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 58%