The average salary for an Optometrist in United Kingdom is £36,721.
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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…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Optometrist
The top respondents for the job title Optometrist are from the companies Specsavers, Vision Express Ltd and The Boots Company PLC. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £40,775. Vision Express Ltd pays the lowest at around £35,244.
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Popular Skills for Optometrist
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in Optometry, Customer Service and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education and Oral / Verbal Communication.
Pay by Experience Level for Optometrist
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 £30,791 based on 32 salaries. An early career Optometrist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,822 based on 355 salaries. A mid-career Optometrist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £40,221 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Optometrist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £41,795 based on 120 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £44,597.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Optometrist in their job title in Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Leicester, England: Leicestershire (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (16.9% less), Birmingham, England: West Midlands (16.5% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (9.8% less).
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