The average salary for an ophthalmologist in the United States is around $200,890 per year.
This is 206% above the national average. Updated in 2018.
Ophthalmologists earn an average yearly salary of $200,890. Wages typically start from $60,280.
Ophthalmologist earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Ophthalmologist salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$167,090|
How much does an Ophthalmologist earn?
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.
How do ophthalmologist salaries compare to similar careers?
Ophthalmologists earn 6% less than similar careers in the United States.
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)