Ophthalmologist Salary in the US

$222,350
per year
per month
$18,530
per month
per year
Bonus
$33,400/year
Bonus
$2,780/month

Ophthalmologist - Average Salary

The average salary for an Ophthalmologist is $222,350 per year ($18,530 per month), which is $168,860 (+316%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Ophthalmologist can expect an average starting salary of $114,510. The highest salaries can exceed $351,850.
$114,510
Low
$222,350
Average salary
$351,850
High
$9,540
Low
$18,530
Average salary
$29,320
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$9,000
$220,700
$450,350
Salary$114,510 - 351,850
Bonus$9,000 - 98,500
Total Pay$123,510 - 450,350
$750
$18,390
$37,530
Salary$9,540 - 29,320
Bonus$750 - 8,210
Total Pay$10,290 - 37,530

Ophthalmologist Salary Range

Low
$114,510
Average salary
$222,350
Experienced
$295,400
High
$351,850
Low
$9,540
Average salary
$18,530
Experienced
$24,620
High
$29,320
Among Ophthalmologists in the US, Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Neuro Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmologist Surgeons have the highest salaries.

Ophthalmologist - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Neuro Ophthalmologist$258K/year
+16% 
Ophthalmologist Surgeon$258K/year
+16% 
Pediatric Ophthalmologist$249K/year
+12% 
Retinal Ophthalmologist$236K/year
+6% 

Ophthalmologist - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Ophthalmologist with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $190,240 per year. A mid career Ophthalmologist with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $206,800, while an experienced Ophthalmologist with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $246,370. Ophthalmologists with more than 20 years of experience earn $273,450 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Ophthalmologist

Late Career▲ +23%
Experienced▲ +11%
Average Salary$222,350/year
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -14%

Gender Breakdown

Female
39%
Male
61%

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Ophthalmologist - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Ophthalmologist jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Ophthalmologist

How much does an Ophthalmologist make in the US?
An Ophthalmologist in the US earns an average of $222,350 gross per year, which is about $18,530 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Ophthalmologist updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Ophthalmologist in the US?
The starting salary of an Ophthalmologist in the US is around $114,510 gross per year.
What is the highest salary for an Ophthalmologist in the US?
The highest salary of an Ophthalmologist in the US can reach and exceed $351,850 gross per year. Pediatric Ophthalmologists, Neuro Ophthalmologists and Ophthalmologist Surgeons usually have the highest salaries.
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