Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Average pay for a Dermatologist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $200K per year. Final cash compensation to Dermatologists varies from around $76K to approximately $306K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $58K and $25K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. Most enjoy medical while a little over a half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. Female Dermatologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women.

$79,351 - $302,213

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$10.14 - $128.22

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$79,351 - $302,213  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $58,175  
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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$75,617 - $306,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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 - $58,175  
   
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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$75,617 - $306,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


For Dermatologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $194K. On average, Dermatologists make $208K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $249K.

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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 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%
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