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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