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Average Optometrist Salary in United Kingdom

£37,175
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,967
Bonus
£875
Commission
£1,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Optometrist in United Kingdom is £37,175.
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£25k
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£37k
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£50k
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What Do Optometrists Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Optometrist

The top respondents for the job title Optometrist are from the companies Specsavers, The Boots Company PLC and Vision Express Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £40,387. Vision Express Ltd pays the lowest at around £35,669.

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What Are Popular Skills for Optometrists?

Skills in Optometry and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning and 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 £30,886 based on 29 salaries. An early career Optometrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,896 based on 322 salaries. A mid-career Optometrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £41,563 based on 91 salaries. An experienced Optometrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £42,596 based on 116 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,309.
Employees with Optometrist in their job title in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (15.3% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (8.6% less) and London, England: London (6.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 632 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
50.9%
Mid Career
14.4%
Experienced
18.4%
Late Career
11.7%

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