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What is the average salary of an ophthalmologist?

What is the salary specifically in the United States? Does it vary from place to place? #medicine #ophthalmology

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Estelle’s Answer

Like any field, how much money you earn depends on where you work and how many hours you dedicate to work. So, yes, salaries vary from place to place. That being said, the average starting salary for an ophthalmologist is around $250,000. The annual income than ranges from $250,000-$500,000+ per year. The ophthalmologists that focus on procedures like cataract surgery usually make more money than those that do not.
Thank you comment icon In addition, you can specialize further. Retinal, Neuro, pediatric neuro, and more. The scale goes much higher the more defined your specialty is, and fewer doctors in those subspecialties. Chris Dudley
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Sami’s Answer

Opthalmology provides very high income and good work/life balance (relatively speaking) for a physician. Therefore, it is one of the most sought after medical residency programs, and extremely competitive to get into one. My understanding is that if an opthalmologist is highly skilled and experienced, and ends up opening their own eye clinic, that their income ultimately can be well over $500K per year.
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