Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

Plastic Surgeons in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $257K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Plastic Surgeons survey respondents are men (76 percent). Job satisfaction for Plastic Surgeons is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$93,201 - $599,333
$93K
$260K
$600K
MEDIAN: $256,913
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$12.00 - $254.34
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$0$606K
Salary $93,201 - $599,333
Bonus $102.13 - $145,437
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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$73,905 - $606,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 225
Hourly Data $0$1K
Hourly Rate $12.00 - $254.34
Hourly Tips $1.12
Overtime $5.07 - $1,987
Annual Data $0$606K
Bonus $102.13 - $145,437
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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$73,905 - $606,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 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

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $244,000 based on 113 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $242,000 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $283,000 based on 95 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $309,000 based on 49 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $256,053

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Plastic Surgeons, 47 percent higher than the national average. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+17 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Miami Plastic Surgeons earning much less — 60 percent less — than the national average. Workers in Houston and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (53 percent less and 44 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$256,000

▼5%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Medicine / Surgery
▲76%

▲13%

National Average
$256,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 12%
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