The mean annual salary for ophthalmologists is $265,450, according to April 25 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational employment statistics survey.
Maine is the highest paying state for ophthalmologists, with physicians earning $409,920 a year.
Note: Wage data not available for all states.
Five highest paying states for ophthalmologists:
1. Maine: $409,920
2. New Hampshire: $400,620
3. South Carolina: $386,460
4. Michigan: $380,390
5. Illinois: $356,600