Ophthalmologist Salary (United States)

An Ophthalmologist earns an average salary of $187,179 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Ophthalmologist Total Pay (?
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$100,784 - $306,660
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National Salary Data

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$0$120K$240K$360K
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$100,784 - $306,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $76,596  
Profit Sharing
$5,500 - $37,000  
Total Pay (?
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$101,027 - $344,588  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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Job Description for Ophthalmologist

  • Diagnose and medically treat any eye disorders and diseases.
  • Prescribe eye care and surgeries as needed.
  • Administer routine eye exams.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmologist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 26%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$200,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 23%
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