Ophthalmologist earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Ophthalmologist salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New Hampshire $275,840
North Dakota $266,510
Maine $257,550
Montana $247,260
Minnesota $245,040
Alaska $244,220
Idaho $241,670
Wisconsin $239,610
Washington $239,080
Indiana $237,470
Georgia $235,060
Wyoming $234,610
Tennessee $231,960
New Mexico $229,100
Arizona $229,090
Hawaii $228,470
South Dakota $227,710
Nevada $227,500
Kentucky $223,770
West Virginia $222,270
Connecticut $221,870
Colorado $219,310
Iowa $219,300
Utah $218,210
Delaware $216,600
Ohio $212,160
Rhode Island $197,950
New Jersey $208,820
California $204,190
Massachusetts $207,990
Florida $197,710
Missouri $198,920
Oregon $199,960
Texas $195,630
Virginia $201,770
North Carolina $196,670
Maryland $182,970
Pennsylvania $187,440
Kansas $186,790
South Carolina $170,280
Louisiana $164,470
Illinois $160,050
Alabama $163,790
District of Columbia $167,090
Michigan $173,480
Vermont $151,020
Mississippi $143,010
New York $139,710
Arkansas $127,190
Nebraska $114,250
Oklahoma $114,570
Virgin Islands $106,860
Puerto Rico $109,490

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.

Career Median Salary
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Gynecologist salary $238K
Orthodontist salary $226K
Psychiatrist salary $220K
Family practitioner salary $201K
Hospitalist salary $201K
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)