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Dermatologist Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Dermatologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $201K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Dermatologists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$80,700 - $304,870
(Median)
$81K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $201,039
10%
50%
90%

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$8.50 - $136.80
(Median)
$8
$72
$140
MEDIAN: $72.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$80,700 - $304,870  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $82,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $22,601  
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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$75,760 - $311,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $136.80  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $96.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $82,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $22,601  
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).
)
$75,760 - $311,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $193K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $199K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $239K in this role. As Dermatologists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $263K.

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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$203,000

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
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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