The average pay for an Optometrist is €41,399 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

€32,190 - €57,244
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MEDIAN: €41,399
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Salary €32,190 - €57,244
Bonus €964 - €4,858
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€32,564 - €57,736
  • Country: Ireland
  • Currency: EUR
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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 €40,000 based on 38 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 €44,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of €50,000 based on 20 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 €50,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: €42,464

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Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

▲18%

▲17%

▲4%

National Average
€42,000

▼6%

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 62%