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  • $211,390
  • 372,400
  • 11.4%
  • Doctorate degree
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How much does an Ophthalmologist make in the United States?

Average Ophthalmologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Ophthalmologists earn an average yearly salary of $211,390.

Average Ophthalmologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Ophthalmologists earn an average hourly wage of $101.63.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

Learn more about the Ophthalmologist job market for salaries of real jobs in your area.

An ophthalmologist salary, according to Medscape, can range from $98,000 to $700,000/yr. A median expected salary for an average ophthalmologist is as high as $254,000/yr while an annual salary for a self-employed ophthalmologist is about $300,000. Based on gender, females receive an average ophthalmologist salary of about $154,184/yr while a median salary for men can be around $247,800/yr.

According to HealthcareStudies.com, the average salary for 90th percentile of ophthalmologists has been around $319,204/yr. Similarly, about 75th percentile of ophthalmologists received $286,167/yr, 25th percentile received $225,029/yr while 10th percentile received $202,402/yr.

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Ophthalmologist Earnings by Seniority

Junior Ophthalmologist Earnings

Junior Ophthalmologists in the United States earn:

$60.25
an hour
$125,310
per year
Starting Ophthalmologist Earnings

Starting Ophthalmologists in the United States earn:

$29.03
an hour
$60,390
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ophthalmologist Salary Comparison

Ophthalmologists earn more than 66% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Surgeon Salary $251k
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Salary $242k
Gynecologist Salary $235k
Orthodontist Salary $229k
Psychiatrist Salary $216k
Urologist Salary $211k
Ophthalmologist Salary $211k
Neurologist Salary $211k
Sports Medicine Physician Salary $211k
Radiologist Salary $211k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Ophthalmologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ophthalmologist Salary in New Hampshire $131.16 $272,820 # 1
Ophthalmologist Salary in Wyoming $124.97 $259,940 # 2
Ophthalmologist Salary in Minnesota $121.85 $253,440 # 3
Ophthalmologist Salary in Wisconsin $120.87 $251,400 # 4
Ophthalmologist Salary in South Dakota $119.36 $248,270 # 5
Ophthalmologist Salary in Tennessee $118.92 $247,360 # 6
Ophthalmologist Salary in Maine $118.78 $247,060 # 7
Ophthalmologist Salary in North Dakota $117.57 $244,550 # 8
Ophthalmologist Salary in Alabama $116.77 $242,890 # 9
Ophthalmologist Salary in Montana $116.35 $242,010 # 10
Ophthalmologist Salary in Hawaii $116.15 $241,600 # 11
Ophthalmologist Salary in Colorado $115.16 $239,540 # 12
Ophthalmologist Salary in Alaska $114.78 $238,740 # 13
Ophthalmologist Salary in New Mexico $112.34 $233,660 # 14
Ophthalmologist Salary in Oklahoma $110.61 $230,060 # 15
Ophthalmologist Salary in Indiana $110.15 $229,120 # 16
Ophthalmologist Salary in West Virginia $110.15 $229,110 # 17
Ophthalmologist Salary in Iowa $110.09 $228,980 # 18
Ophthalmologist Salary in Washington $110.03 $228,860 # 19
Ophthalmologist Salary in Nevada $109.17 $227,080 # 20
Ophthalmologist Salary in Virginia $107.88 $224,380 # 21
Ophthalmologist Salary in Utah $107.82 $224,260 # 22
Ophthalmologist Salary in Georgia $106.43 $221,370 # 23
Ophthalmologist Salary in Guam $106.31 $221,130 # 24
Ophthalmologist Salary in Delaware $105.62 $219,690 # 25
Ophthalmologist Salary in Idaho $105.54 $219,520 # 26
Ophthalmologist Salary in Florida $105.29 $219,010 # 27
Ophthalmologist Salary in North Carolina $102.47 $213,140 # 28
Ophthalmologist Salary in Louisiana $102.37 $212,920 # 29
Ophthalmologist Salary in Arizona $102.25 $212,690 # 30
Ophthalmologist Salary in Rhode Island $100.53 $209,100 # 31
Ophthalmologist Salary in Ohio $100.21 $208,440 # 32
Ophthalmologist Salary in Texas $99.88 $207,750 # 33
Ophthalmologist Salary in Kansas $99.29 $206,530 # 34
Ophthalmologist Salary in Missouri $99.07 $206,070 # 35
Ophthalmologist Salary in United States $98.83 $205,560 # 36
Ophthalmologist Salary in Vermont $98.64 $205,180 # 37
Ophthalmologist Salary in Connecticut $97.40 $202,590 # 38
Ophthalmologist Salary in California $97.01 $201,790 # 39
Ophthalmologist Salary in Pennsylvania $94.83 $197,250 # 40
Ophthalmologist Salary in New Jersey $93.82 $195,150 # 41
Ophthalmologist Salary in Oregon $93.36 $194,180 # 42
Ophthalmologist Salary in Illinois $93.27 $194,010 # 43
Ophthalmologist Salary in Michigan $92.15 $191,670 # 44
Ophthalmologist Salary in Maryland $91.63 $190,600 # 45
Ophthalmologist Salary in South Carolina $90.44 $188,110 # 46
Ophthalmologist Salary in Massachusetts $88.67 $184,430 # 47
Ophthalmologist Salary in Mississippi $88.12 $183,280 # 48
Ophthalmologist Salary in Arkansas $87.44 $181,880 # 49
Ophthalmologist Salary in New York $85.25 $177,330 # 50
Ophthalmologist Salary in Kentucky $84.77 $176,330 # 51
Ophthalmologist Salary in District of Columbia $84.02 $174,760 # 52
Ophthalmologist Salary in Nebraska $78.72 $163,730 # 53
Ophthalmologist Salary in Virgin Islands $72.20 $150,170 # 54
Ophthalmologist Salary in Puerto Rico $57.24 $119,050 # 55

Career Attributes

  • $211,390
  • 372,400
  • 11.4%
  • Doctorate degree
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