An Optometrist earns an average salary of £35,945 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

£24,560 - £48,946
£25K
£36K
£49K
MEDIAN: £35,711
10%
50%
90%
£6.59 - £34.52
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£20
£35
MEDIAN: £20.48
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90%
£0£50K
Salary £24,560 - £48,946
Bonus £484 - £8,077
Profit Sharing £1,500
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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£24,382 - £50,181
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 786
Hourly Data £0£36
Hourly Rate £6.59 - £34.52
Overtime £20.00
Annual Data £0£50K
Bonus £484 - £8,077
Commission £875
Profit Sharing £1,500
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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£24,382 - £50,181
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 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.

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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

National Average: £36,244

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Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 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
▲25%

Experienced
▲14%

▲9%

National Average
₤36,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 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: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 43%