Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Dermatologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($201K) per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more female Dermatologists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 61 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Dermatologists are happy with their jobs. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$88,016 - $306,596
(Median)
$88K
$200K
$310K
MEDIAN: $201,238
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$10.30 - $139.62
(Median)
$10
$65
$140
MEDIAN: $65.00
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90%

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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$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$88,016 - $306,596  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $67,500  
Profit Sharing
$16,000  
Commission
$12,500  
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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$80,322 - $310,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 295
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $139.62  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $99.83  
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$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $67,500  
   
Commission
$12,500  
Profit Sharing
$16,000  
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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$80,322 - $310,885  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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. Even the relatively untested can earn a lot; individuals who have been working for fewer than five years report a median six-figure salary of $197K per year. Dermatologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $208K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $244K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$203,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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