Compensation for Dermatologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($205K). Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up a slight majority of Dermatologists (57 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Dermatologists is extremely high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and two in five earn dental coverage.

$81,346 - $316,037
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$81K
$210K
$320K
MEDIAN: $205,071
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$8.50 - $161.96
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MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$81,346 - $316,037  
   
Bonus
$61.50 - $57,500  
Total Pay (?
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$77,531 - $328,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $161.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$53.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$61.50 - $57,500  
   
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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$77,531 - $328,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $204K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($202K) on average. Dermatologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $203K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $254K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

National Average
$206,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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