Optometrist Salary in the UK

£54,300
per year
per month
£3,340
per month
per year

Optometrist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Optometrist is £54,300 gross per year (£3,340 net per month), which is £24,700 (+83%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
An Optometrist can expect an average starting salary of £25,800. The highest salaries can exceed £90,000.
£25,800
Low
£54,300
Average salary
£90,000
High
£1,760
Low
£3,340
Average salary
£5,060
High

Optometrist Salary Range

Low
£25,800
Average salary
£54,300
Experienced
£67,900
High
£90,000
Low
£1,760
Average salary
£3,340
Experienced
£3,990
High
£5,060

Optometrist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Consultant Optometrist£71K/year
+31% 
Newly Qualified Optometrist£28K/year
 -49%

Optometrist - Pay by Experience Level

An Entry Level Optometrist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £32,700 gross per year. A mid career Optometrist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £51,200, while an experienced Optometrist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £67,900. Optometrists with more than 20 years of experience earn £72,600 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Optometrist

Late Career▲ +34%
Experienced▲ +25%
Average Salary£54,300/year
Mid Career▼ -6%
Entry Level▼ -40%

Gender Breakdown

Female
60%
Male
40%

Optometrist - Jobs by Location

Optometrist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Optometrist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Optometrist

How much does an Optometrist make in the UK?
An Optometrist in the UK earns an average of £54,300 gross per year, which is about £3,340 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Optometrist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Optometrist in the UK?
The starting salary of an Optometrist in the UK is around £25,800 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for an Optometrist in the UK?
The highest salary of an Optometrist in the UK can reach and exceed £90,000 gross per year.
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