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Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Average pay for Dermatologists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($200K). Total cash compensation to Dermatologists approaches anywhere from $79K on the lower end to $309K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $59K from bonuses and upwards of $25K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Dermatologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. Most Dermatologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths.

$81,407 - $303,057
(Median)
$81K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $200,228
10%
50%
90%

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$20.13 - $129.13
(Median)
$20
$71
$130
MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$81,407 - $303,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $58,723  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $25,466  
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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$79,439 - $309,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 269
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$20.13 - $129.13  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $99.16  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $58,723  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $25,466  
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).
)
$79,439 - $309,315  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | 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

  • 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. Dermatologists in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $194K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $202K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dermatologists make a median salary of $230K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Dermatologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $251K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$202,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 14%