£36,237
Avg. Salary
£19.66
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£2,011

Bonus

£1,000

Profit Sharing

£875

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optometrist is £19.66 per hour.

The average pay for an Optometrist is £36,237 per year.

10%
£6.46
10%
£19.66
50%
£35.23
90%
90%
MEDIAN £19.66
10%
£25k
10%
£36k
50%
£49k
90%
90%
MEDIAN £36,237
£24,755 - £49,104
£25K
£36K
£49K
MEDIAN: £36,237
10%
50%
90%
£6.46 - £35.23
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£20
£35
MEDIAN: £19.66
10%
50%
90%
£0£50K
Salary £24,755 - £49,104
Bonus £493 - £7,807
Profit Sharing £1,000
Commission £875
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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£24,558 - £50,050
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 681
Hourly Data £0£36
Hourly Rate £6.46 - £35.23
Overtime £25.00
Annual Data £0£50K
Bonus £493 - £7,807
Commission £875
Profit Sharing £1,000
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).
)
£24,558 - £50,050
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 23 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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 Pay By Employer

$0$174K

$132,257

$113,096

$117,656

$121,319

Self-Employed
8 profiles
$111,587

Ossip Optometry
5 profiles
$80,131

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 ₤34,000 based on 270 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 ₤39,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤41,000 based on 75 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 ₤45,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-4%

-10%

National Average: £36,765

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

Optometrist Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Optometrist?

Optometrist in Salisbury:
"How much people want to be listened to."
LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN and never change your mind for money.

Optometrist in Dungannon:
"Work"
Pros: Good bosses. Good working hours. Good team.
Cons: Stress of busy clinic. 20 minute test times.

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲12%

▲7%

National Average
₤37,000

▼7%

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 43%