Dermatologist Salary

Wages for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($211K) per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Dermatologists making up 53 percent of survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — about a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and roughly two-fifths have dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$80,614 - $340,743
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$210K
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MEDIAN: $211,076
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$9.70 - $154.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$80,614 - $340,743  
   
Bonus
$51.06 - $72,719  
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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$68,000 - $340,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 177
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $154.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$2.07 - $90.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$51.06 - $72,719  
   
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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$68,000 - $340,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Dermatologist

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


Dermatologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During the first five years of their careers, Dermatologists see a median income of $204K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $205K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $210K in this role. Dermatologists who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $290K.

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Key Stats for Dermatologist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

National Average
$212,000

Experienced
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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