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). Overall cash earnings for Dermatologists stretch from $75K on the lower end to $308K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $61K from bonuses and $25K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Dermatologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 62 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths.

$78,852 - $303,165
(Median)
$79K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $199,565
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$10.14 - $128.22
(Median)
$10
$65
$130
MEDIAN: $64.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$78,852 - $303,165  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $61,277  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $25,342  
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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$75,129 - $307,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $128.22  
   
Overtime
$9.83 - $91.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $61,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $25,342  
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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$75,129 - $307,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $192K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $199K. For Dermatologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $209K. 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 $249K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$202,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%
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