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10 Facts & Figures on Eye Surgeon Compensation

Written by Laura Dyrda | April 18, 2014

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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