An Entry-Level Optometrist earns an average salary of C$82,242 per year.

C$48,257 - C$109,992
C$48K
C$82K
C$110K
MEDIAN: C$81,736
10%
50%
90%
C$16.34 - C$58.76
C$16
C$37
C$59
MEDIAN: C$37.50
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$114K
Salary C$48,257 - C$109,992
Bonus C$400 - C$20,000
Commission C$0.00
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$45,177 - C$114,508
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 169
Hourly Data C$0C$58
Hourly Rate C$16.34 - C$58.76
Overtime C$12.50
Annual Data C$0C$114K
Bonus C$400 - C$20,000
Commission C$0.00
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$45,177 - C$114,508
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 45%