10 highest-paying cities for midcareer, late-career ophthalmologists

Atlanta is the highest-paying U.S. city for midcareer (eight to 14 years of experience) ophthalmologists, while New York City is the highest-paying city for late-career (22 to 28 years) physicians in the specialty, based on data compiled from Medscape's 2022 salary reporter. 

Highest-paying cities for midcareer ophthalmologists: 

1. Atlanta: $424,936

2. Chicago: $398,145

3. Dallas: $394,102 

4. Los Angeles: $391,013 

5. Raleigh, N.C.: $380,607

6. Houston: $375,908

7. Cleveland: $374,457 

8. New York City: $373,226

9. San Francisco: $372,368 

10. Detroit: $370,975

Highest-paying cities for late-career ophthalmologists: 

1. New York City: $480,235 

2. Tampa: $473,690

3. Dallas: $466,625

4. Chicago: $465,572

5. Atlanta: $464,611

6. Houston: $454,635

7. Los Angeles: $454,303 

8. Seattle: $453,846

9. San Francisco: $447,655

10. Boston: $445,560

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