Dermatologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $226K annually. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than two-fifths. Male Dermatologists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Dermatologists are happy with their jobs.
|Salary||$80,931 - $354,107|
|Bonus||$75.00 - $62,500|
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|$75,655 - $352,227|
|Hourly Rate||$14.54 - $154.56|
|Overtime||$2.14 - $90.31|
|Bonus||$75.00 - $62,500|
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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.Read More...
Dermatologists frequently treat patients by examining the affected topical areas of the skin; these examinations may require the doctor to gently remove small surface layers of skin for further examination. The dermatologist may recommend or prescribe topical medication to help ease discomfort and restore the skin; in some cases, it may be necessary to prescribe antibiotics to deal with possible infections. Dermatologists also take samples and perform biopsies of moles, surface cysts and other skin anomalies to check for cancer in patients. If a serious condition is discovered, the doctor recommends and performs treatments such as surgical removals of affected areas, radiation treatment or chemotherapy. In these situations, typically the dermatologist consults with an oncologist and conducts further testing to determine if any cancers have spread.
Like other physicians, a dermatologist must complete an undergraduate degree and then four years of medical school. Dermatologists typically specialize in this area during medical school and then complete a residency and internship in the field; they also must obtain and maintain licensing to work as a physician.
- 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.
Pay by Experience Level for Dermatologist
Pay by Experience for a Dermatologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Dermatologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $204,000 based on 125 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dermatologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $205,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Dermatologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $210,000 based on 35 salaries. A Dermatologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $290,000 based on 26 salaries.
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