Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

Salaries for Plastic Surgeons in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($261K) per year. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Plastic Surgeons are happy with their jobs. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and over one-half earn dental coverage. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Plastic Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$97,614 - $603,955
$98K
$260K
$600K
MEDIAN: $261,265
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$14.74 - $259.98
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National Salary 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$210K$420K$630K
Salary
$97,614 - $603,955  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $101,367  
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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$80,811 - $611,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$200$400$600
Hourly Rate
$14.74 - $259.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.12  
Overtime
$100.00  
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$500K$1M$1M
Bonus
$103.04 - $101,367  
   
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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$80,811 - $611,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29

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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $249K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $284K. Plastic Surgeons who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $311K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $268,815

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

Surpassing the national average by 40 percent, Plastic Surgeons in Seattle receive some of the highest pay in the country. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent). The lowest-paying market is Miami, which sits 62 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Workers in Dallas and Houston earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (44 percent less and 43 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲6%

National Average
$269,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
▲67%

▲8%

National Average
$269,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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