An Optometrist earns an average salary of R243,633 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

R180,121 - R456,497
R180K
R280K
R460K
MEDIAN: R277,287
10%
50%
90%
R169.32 - R310.27
R170
R250
R310
MEDIAN: R247.17
10%
50%
90%
R0R521K
Salary R180,121 - R456,497
Bonus R1,030 - R38,783
Profit Sharing R10,000
Commission R11,500
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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R181,560 - R521,648
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 171
Hourly Data R0R358
Hourly Rate R169.32 - R310.27
Overtime R202.26
Annual Data R0R521K
Bonus R1,030 - R38,783
Commission R11,500
Profit Sharing R10,000
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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R181,560 - R521,648
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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 R220,000 based on 92 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 R286,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Optometrist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R363,000 based on 41 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 R472,000 based on 17 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R291,167

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

Optometrist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optometrist?

Optometrist in South Africa:
"Primary health practitioner."
Pros: Improving the vision of my patients.
Cons: Paper work, reprimanding the optometrist assistant,

Key Stats for Optometrist

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Optometrist Salaries

Late-Career
▲62%

▲25%

National Average
R291,000

▼2%

▼24%

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 11%
no benefits
None: 78%