Dermatologist Salary

Dermatologists enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($201K) annually in the United States. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$79,129 - $304,739
(Median)
$79K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $201,261
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50%
90%

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$8.50 - $136.80
(Median)
$8
$72
$140
MEDIAN: $72.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$79,129 - $304,739  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $75,503  
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $22,601  
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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$74,497 - $309,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$8.50 - $136.80  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $96.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $75,503  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,526 - $22,601  
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).
)
$74,497 - $309,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Job Description for Dermatologist

Dermatologist

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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.


Dermatologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $195K per year. On average, Dermatologists make $235K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $260K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$204,000

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
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 15%
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