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How much does an Ophthalmologist make in the United States?

Average Ophthalmologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Ophthalmologists earn a median hourly wage of $.

Average Ophthalmologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Ophthalmologists earn a median salary of $ per year.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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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.

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Ophthalmologist Earnings by Seniority

Junior Ophthalmologist Earnings

Junior Ophthalmologists in the United States earn:

$53.67
an hour
$111,630
per year
Starting Ophthalmologist Earnings

Starting Ophthalmologists in the United States earn:

$27.21
an hour
$56,590
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Ophthalmologist salary comparison

Ophthalmologists earn less than 95% percent of Health careers. Ophthalmologist salaries are in the top 98% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Ophthalmologists in the United States

Ophthalmologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Ophthalmologist Salary in Minnesota $ $ # 1
Ophthalmologist Salary in South Dakota $ $ # 2
Ophthalmologist Salary in New Hampshire $ $ # 3
Ophthalmologist Salary in Montana $ $ # 4
Ophthalmologist Salary in Wyoming $ $ # 5
Ophthalmologist Salary in Tennessee $ $ # 6
Ophthalmologist Salary in Indiana $ $ # 7
Ophthalmologist Salary in Idaho $ $ # 8
Ophthalmologist Salary in Iowa $ $ # 9
Ophthalmologist Salary in North Dakota $ $ # 10
Ophthalmologist Salary in Colorado $ $ # 11
Ophthalmologist Salary in Alabama $ $ # 12
Ophthalmologist Salary in New Mexico $ $ # 13
Ophthalmologist Salary in Wisconsin $ $ # 14
Ophthalmologist Salary in Maine $ $ # 15
Ophthalmologist Salary in Washington $ $ # 16
Ophthalmologist Salary in Utah $ $ # 17
Ophthalmologist Salary in Georgia $ $ # 18
Ophthalmologist Salary in Nevada $ $ # 19
Ophthalmologist Salary in Hawaii $ $ # 20
Ophthalmologist Salary in Florida $ $ # 21
Ophthalmologist Salary in Delaware $ $ # 22
Ophthalmologist Salary in Arizona $ $ # 23
Ophthalmologist Salary in Texas $ $ # 24
Ophthalmologist Salary in Virginia $ $ # 25
Ophthalmologist Salary in Oregon $ $ # 26
Ophthalmologist Salary in Kansas $ $ # 27
Ophthalmologist Salary in Missouri $ $ # 28
Ophthalmologist Salary in Oklahoma $ $ # 29
Ophthalmologist Salary in Pennsylvania $ $ # 30
Ophthalmologist Salary in Louisiana $88.97 $185,070 # 31
Ophthalmologist Salary in South Carolina $ $ # 32
Ophthalmologist Salary in California $ $ # 33
Ophthalmologist Salary in West Virginia $ $ # 34
Ophthalmologist Salary in New Jersey $ $ # 35
Ophthalmologist Salary in Illinois $ $ # 36
Ophthalmologist Salary in Vermont $ $ # 37
Ophthalmologist Salary in Ohio $ $ # 38
Ophthalmologist Salary in Michigan $86.17 $179,230 # 39
Ophthalmologist Salary in Connecticut $ $ # 40
Ophthalmologist Salary in Maryland $79.68 $165,740 # 41
Ophthalmologist Salary in North Carolina $ $ # 42
Ophthalmologist Salary in Mississippi $ $ # 43
Ophthalmologist Salary in Arkansas $ $ # 44
Ophthalmologist Salary in District of Columbia $83.00 $172,640 # 45
Ophthalmologist Salary in Alaska $87.59 $182,190 # 46
Ophthalmologist Salary in New York $77.64 $161,500 # 47
Ophthalmologist Salary in Kentucky $83.93 $174,570 # 48
Ophthalmologist Salary in Rhode Island $75.22 $156,450 # 49
Ophthalmologist Salary in Nebraska $68.98 $143,480 # 50
Ophthalmologist Salary in Massachusetts $77.39 $160,970 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become an Ophthalmologist

Interested in becoming an ophthalmologist? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good ophthalmologist? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A doctorate degree is required to be an Ophthalmologist.

  3. Get Hired

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    View all jobs →

    Would you like to post jobs on this career? Find the best candidates using Sokanu's new psychometric job platform. Visit employers.sokanu.com today.