6 Statistics on Hospital Ophthalmologist Compensation

Ophthalmologists have typically recorded high compensation figures in private practice over the past several years, but now they are among the highest-paid hospital-employed specialties.

According to Mercer's 2012 Highly Compensated Physicians Survey, ophthalmologists in the 50th percentile earned roughly $628,000 in base salary and $748,000 in total cash compensation, putting them on par with neurosurgeons at the top of the physician pay scale.

Here are six statistics on hospital ophthalmologist base salaries and total cash compensation in 2012. Note: The figures represent medians.

Ophthalmologist base salary
25th percentile: $564,650
50th percentile: $628,260
75th percentile: $730,840

Ophthalmologist total cash compensation
25th percentile: $730,840
50th percentile: $748,340
75th percentile: $779,290

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