£35,846
Avg. Salary
£20.19
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

£2,040

Profit Sharing

£1,000

Commission

£875

The average pay for an Optometrist is C$30.92 per hour.

The average pay for an Optometrist is C$82,899 per year.

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$35
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MEDIAN $20
$24k
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$36k
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$49k
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MEDIAN $35,846
£24,489 - £49,217
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£36K
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MEDIAN: £35,846
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90%
£6.59 - £34.52
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MEDIAN: £20.19
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£0£50K
Salary £24,489 - £49,217
Bonus £487 - £8,061
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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£24,272 - £50,420
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 743
Hourly Data £0£36
Hourly Rate £6.59 - £34.52
Overtime £20.00
Annual Data £0£50K
Bonus £487 - £8,061
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).
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£24,272 - £50,420
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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 Pay By Employer

$0$249K

$115,531

$140,354

$113,094

$114,400

Self-Employed
10 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

-3%

National Average: £36,355

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
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲13%

▲8%

National Average
₤36,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 16%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 42%