Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Salaries for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($208K) per year. Residence and career length 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. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Nearly one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and more than a third claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$80,229 - $351,005
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$210K
$350K
MEDIAN: $208,277
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$9.86 - $152.05
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$80,229 - $351,005  
   
Bonus
$51.28 - $73,083  
Total Pay (?
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$72,506 - $349,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $152.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$0.30 - $484.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$51.28 - $73,083  
   
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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$72,506 - $349,947  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $205,000 based on 143 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $201,000 based on 68 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $206,000 based on 52 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $282,000 based on 42 salaries.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

National Average
$209,000

▼2%

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 24%