Optometrists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3121  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Optometrists examine eyes to assess and diagnose ocular diseases and disorders. They prescribe and fit eyeglasses and contact lenses and recommend treatments such as exercises to correct vision problems or ocular disorders. They work in private practice, clinics and community health centres.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Doctor Of Optometry (OD)
  • OD (doctor Of Optometry)
  • Optometrist
  • Doctor Of Optometry (OD)
  • Optometrist

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for optometrists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma N/A
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $52,004
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $52,004
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for optometrists.

Gender Median Income
Male $52,004
Female $42,316
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (17 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for optometrists.

$0.00
Lowest Observed
$100,000.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$47,358.82
Average
$48,750.00
Median
$65,000.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for optometrists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 0
25 to 34 years 35
35 to 44 years 20
45 to 54 years 10
55 to 64 years 10
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for optometrists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 30
Part Time 35
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for optometrists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 40
Female 30
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for optometrists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 15
Self Employed 60
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for optometrists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 75
Unemployed 0
Total 80
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for optometrists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 0
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 0
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 0
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 65
Total 70
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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