10 Facts & Figures on Eye Surgeon Compensation

According to the Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2014, eye surgeons are the 10th highest compensated specialty.

Here are 10 facts and figures on eye surgeon compensation:

1. Eye surgeons made on average $291,000 in 2013.

2. Eye surgeon compensation increased by 5.3 percent last year.

3. Male eye surgeons earn $44,000 more on average than female eye surgeons.

4. 43 percent of male eye surgeons are satisfied with their income; 39 percent of female eye surgeons are satisfied with their income.

5. The highest compensating region of the country for eye surgeons is the Great Lakes region, where eye surgeons receive $333,000 on average.

6. The lowest compensating region of the country is the southeast, where eye surgeons make $318,000 on average.

7. Employed eye surgeons make $224,000 on average.

8. Self-employed eye surgeons make $338,000 on average.

9. Office based, single-specialty groups are the highest compensating practice setting for eye surgeons, at $325,000.

10. Outpatient clinics are the lowest compensating practice settings for eye surgeons, at $159,000.

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