Salaries for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($205K) per year. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Dermatologists are happy with their jobs. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. Dermatologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$79,049 - $346,857
$79K
$200K
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MEDIAN: $204,824
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$9.86 - $152.05
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$79,049 - $346,857  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $75,250  
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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$72,081 - $348,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $152.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$0.21 - $489.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$103.04 - $75,250  
   
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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$72,081 - $348,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist

A dermatologist's main priority is the treatment and well-being of his or her patients. He or he must be capable of interviewing and examining patients to identify, rule out, and diagnose various conditions. A dermatologist must be able to routinely perform treatments such as the removal of lesions, laser treatment, and biopsies. He or she must also prescribe medications, interventions, and behavioral changes to help reduce or eliminate symptoms. A dermatologist must be able to work with all types of patients, from young children to the elderly. Daily activities may range from treating an individual with skin cancer to assisting a patient with a cosmetic procedure.

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Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Tasks

  • Document all patient data and interactions.
  • Prescribe medications, interventions, and behavioral changes to reduce or eliminate symptoms.
  • Perform treatments like removal of lesions, laser treatment and biopsies.
  • Interview and examine patients to identify, rule out, or diagnose conditions.
  • Consult with patients, make diagnoses and amend the electronic health record.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $204K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $198K. Dermatologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $202K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $262K.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$205,000

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 11 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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