What is the average ophthalmologist salary range?

The average ophthalmologist salary is approximately $236,000 as of 2010. The highest-paid ophthalmologists in the industry make about $290,000 per year, whereas the lowest paid ophthalmologists make about $190,000 per year. In this industry, the amount of money that you make will depend on where you work and how much experience you have. If you decide to open your own practice, your earning potential could be very high. If you work for a larger medical facility, you will generally have a cap on what you can earn.