Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Salaries for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($201K) per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. Female Dermatologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans.

$88,016 - $306,596
(Median)
$88K
$200K
$310K
MEDIAN: $201,238
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$10.30 - $139.62
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$65
$140
MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$88,016 - $306,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $67,500  
Profit Sharing
$16,000  
Commission
$12,500  
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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$80,322 - $310,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $139.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $99.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $67,500  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$16,000  
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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$80,322 - $310,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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

  • Participate in department and organization meetings, policy development and projects.
  • Consult with patients, make diagnoses and amend the electronic health record.
  • Explain, perform and evaluate procedures and treatments.
  • Read current literature and understand interactions between drugs and conditions.
  • Prescribe medications, interventions, and behavioral changes to reduce or eliminate symptoms.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $197K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Dermatologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $208K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dermatologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $244K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$203,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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