Ophthalmologist Salary

Wages for Ophthalmologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($204K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and about two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Most Ophthalmologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Ophthalmologists (65 percent) survey respondents are male.

$103,431 - $352,922
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MEDIAN: $207,232
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$0$352K
Salary $103,431 - $352,922
Bonus $1,479 - $57,779
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$104,777 - $352,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 153
Hourly Data $0$200
Hourly Rate $20.00 - $150.50
Overtime $200.00
Annual Data $0$352K
Bonus $1,479 - $57,779
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$104,777 - $352,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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Job Description for Ophthalmologist

While the similar professional names of optometrists can cause confusion for laymen, an ophthalmologist is an actual eye doctor. Ophthalmologists are not only certified to perform medical exams, but they also diagnose diseases, write prescriptions, and perform surgery. Many ophthalmologists are also familiar with laser vision-correction procedures, such as LASIK, and offer these services to patients.

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Ophthalmologist Tasks

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

Ophthalmologist Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmologist

Pay by Experience for an Ophthalmologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Ophthalmologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $185,000 based on 76 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ophthalmologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $222,000 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $246,000 based on 53 salaries. An Ophthalmologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $270,000 based on 33 salaries.

Ophthalmologist Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologist in Napa:
"Typing skills necessary."
Be flexible.

Ophthalmologist in San Bernardino:
"Patient check in and administration."
Pros:
Cons: People are rude and entitled to receive free care.

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Key Stats for Ophthalmologist

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲10%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$223,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Ophthalmologist Salaries

Glaucoma
▲20%

National Average
$223,000

Surgery
▼8%

Medicine / Surgery
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 21%
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