Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

Wages for Plastic Surgeons in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($258K) per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Plastic Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$96,929 - $608,581
$97K
$260K
$610K
MEDIAN: $258,160
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$14.68 - $261.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$210K$420K$630K
Salary
$96,929 - $608,581  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $101,611  
Profit Sharing
$40,695  
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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$78,119 - $617,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$330$660$990
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $261.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.12  
Overtime
$57.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$700K$1M$2M
Bonus
$102.13 - $101,611  
   
Profit Sharing
$40,695  
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).
)
$78,119 - $617,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgeons help create quality-of-life improvements for patients, generally working within a specialty that focuses on changing the appearance of various body parts or facial features. They work frequently to assist in the long-term care of burn patients and other victims of disfiguring injuries. Some plastic surgeons focus primarily on elective procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation and reduction. They may also work with other specialists to assist in corrective procedures for birth defects or natal injuries. Additionally, plastic surgeons are common consultants for oncologists, as some cancer surgeries may alter the patient's appearance; the plastic surgeon may be able to mitigate these effects.

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Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Tasks

  • Perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Participate in patient care panels and meetings.
  • Provide follow-up evaluations.
  • Evaluate patients and determine appropritae surgery and treatment schedule.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

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


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $244K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $283K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $309K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $258,262

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 45 percent, Plastic Surgeons in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+16 percent). Plastic Surgeons in Miami earn salaries far below the national average by 61 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers in Houston and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (54 percent lower and 44 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

▲10%

National Average
$258,000

▼6%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
▲74%

▲12%

National Average
$258,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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