Average Ophthalmologist Salary

$208,355
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$25,168
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
$13,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Ophthalmologist is $208,355.
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$103k
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$208k
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$351k
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MEDIAN $208,355
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United States (change)
Salary
$103k - $351k
Bonus
$7k - $73k
Profit Sharing
$5k - $205k
Commission
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$103k - $361k

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Job Description for Ophthalmologist

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Ophthalmologist. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
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More common (> 20%)
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Popular Skills for Ophthalmologist

Skills in Surgery, Medicine / Surgery and Diagnosis and Treatment Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education and Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK).

Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmologist

An entry-level Ophthalmologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $168,742 based on 45 salaries. An early career Ophthalmologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $194,485 based on 101 salaries. A mid-career Ophthalmologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $211,834 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $249,287 based on 89 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $253,597.
Employees with Ophthalmologist in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (18.6% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (6.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (5.1% less) and Houston, Texas (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 369 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.2%
Early Career
27.4%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
16.5%