Average Optometrist Salary in United Kingdom

£36,721
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£2,035
Bonus
£750
Commission
£750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Optometrist in United Kingdom is £36,721.
10%
£25k
MEDIAN
£37k
90%
£49k
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Salary
£25k - £49k
Bonus
£497 - £8k
Profit Sharing
£0 - £750
Commission
£375 - £1k
Total Pay
£25k - £50k

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Job Description for Optometrist

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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 696 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
51.0%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
17.2%
Late Career
11.1%

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