4 ophthalmologist salary, employment statistics

About half of ophthalmologists feel they're fairly compensated, according to Medscape's 2019 ophthalmologist compensation report, which provides details on salary, hours worked and job challenges.

Medscape surveyed about 20,000 physicians to compile its report.

Ophthalmologist salary and employment details to know:

1. Ophthalmologists earn on average $366,000.

2. Fifty-three percent of ophthalmologists think they're fairly compensated.

3. Of all the physicians surveyed, ophthalmologists were the most likely to choose the same specialty again at 96 percent.

4. Forty-four percent of ophthalmologists work in an office-based single-specialty group practice.

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