Average Ophthalmologist Salary

$216,666
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$34,500
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$15,000
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The average salary for an Ophthalmologist is $216,666.
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$108k
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$217k
90%
$351k
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$108k - $351k
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$9k - $113k
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$112k - $363k
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What Do Ophthalmologists Do?

Job Satisfaction for Ophthalmologist

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What Are Popular Skills for Ophthalmologists?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmologists?

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 $183,149 based on 15 salaries. An early career Ophthalmologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $201,152 based on 69 salaries. A mid-career Ophthalmologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $215,771 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $247,848 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $268,072.
Employees with Ophthalmologist in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 39.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (15.4% more) and Baltimore, Maryland (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (13.5% less), Portland, Oregon (7.7% less) and Houston, Texas (6.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 262 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.7%
Early Career
26.3%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
22.9%