Six-figure salaries are the norm for Dermatologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $207K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and nearly two in five have dental, too. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Dermatologists making up 53 percent of survey respondents.

$80,000 - $330,644
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$210K
$330K
MEDIAN: $207,050
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$9.70 - $154.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$80,000 - $330,644  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $72,719  
Total Pay (?
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$70,792 - $336,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $154.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$51.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$102.13 - $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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$70,792 - $336,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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

  • 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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $205K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $200K. Dermatologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $205K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $275K on average.

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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
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

National Average
$208,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 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
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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