Saturday, April 25, 2015
Earning Almost $300K, Ophthalmologists Don't Think to Get Paid Enough
"Ophthalmologists are in the middle of the pack when it comes to compensation and professional satisfaction. Yet the majority of ophthalmologists think they should be better paid, according to the Medscape Ophthalmologist Compensation Report 2015," notes Medscape. "Ophthalmologists surveyed reported earning $292,000 per year on average in 2014. That is more than $100,000 higher than pediatricians, the lowest earners ($189,000), but a roughly equal amount below that of the perennial highest earners, orthopedists ($421,000). Ophthalmologists are also right in the center for earnings not linked to patient care (such as expert witness duties, product sales, or speaking engagements), picking up an average of $14,000 in outside work, on par with rheumatologists, general surgeons, and gastroenterologists." Read more. Maybe they should join the thousands of fast-food workers protesting throughout the U.S. for $15 an hour or $30K per year.