Dermatologist Salary

Salaries for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($201K) per year. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Dermatologists (58 percent) survey respondents.

$88,264 - $304,870
(Median)
$88K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $201,484
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50%
90%

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$10.30 - $139.62
(Median)
$10
$79
$140
MEDIAN: $78.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$88,264 - $304,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $95,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $23,923  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$84,682 - $313,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $139.62  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $96.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $95,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $23,923  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$84,682 - $313,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Dermatologist

Dermatologist

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Dermatologist Tasks

  • Read current literature and understand interactions between drugs and conditions.
  • Explain, perform and evaluate procedures and treatments.
  • Consult with patients, make diagnoses and amend the electronic health record.
  • Participate in department and organization meetings, policy development and projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Dermatologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $194K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $241K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $266K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$204,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%