Dermatologist Salary

Salaries for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($204K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent.

$88,437 - $308,057
(Median)
$88K
$200K
$310K
MEDIAN: $204,072
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$9.86 - $145.14
(Median)
$9
$65
$150
MEDIAN: $65.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$88,437 - $308,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $74,666  
Profit Sharing
$15,484  
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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$81,972 - $315,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $145.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$0.07 - $101.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $74,666  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,484  
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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$81,972 - $315,780  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Dermatologist

A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions involving the skin, nails and hair. A dermatologist can treat common conditions such as acne and skin rashes, as well as diagnose and treat more serious diseases. Dermatologists traditionally work as specialists in private practices, with many of their patients referred by primary care providers when this doctor's expertise is required.

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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.


For Dermatologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $198K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $201K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dermatologists make a median salary of $223K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Dermatologists with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $258K.

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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$206,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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