Average Optometrist Salary in Canada

C$89,845
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C$3,500
Bonus
C$20,000
Commission
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The average salary for an Optometrist in Canada is C$89,845.
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CA$65k
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CA$90k
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CA$150k
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C$65k - C$150k
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C$103 - C$20k
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C$7k - C$35k
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C$62k - C$152k
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What Do Optometrists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Optometrist

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What Are Popular Skills for Optometrists?

Skills in Optometry, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Optometrists?

An entry-level Optometrist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$81,100 based on 17 salaries. An early career Optometrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$84,565 based on 111 salaries. A mid-career Optometrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$96,139 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Optometrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$99,329 based on 32 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$135,000.
Employees with Optometrist in their job title in Winnipeg, Manitoba earn an average of 27.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (10.0% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mississauga, Ontario (22.1% less), Ottawa, Ontario (6.5% less) and Toronto, Ontario (5.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 207 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.2%
Early Career
53.6%
Mid Career
15.5%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
7.2%