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Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Dermatologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $200K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Dermatologists — which occasionally include more than $51K from bonuses and more than $25K from profit sharing — stretch from around $77K to approximately $308K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. There are more female Dermatologists who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 63 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Dermatologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$80,781 - $302,994
(Median)
$81K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $199,847
10%
50%
90%

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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 (?
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
$80,781 - $302,994  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,204  
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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$77,095 - $308,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
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 (?
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 - $51,204  
   
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).
)
$77,095 - $308,101  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.


Dermatologists with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $193K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Dermatologists make a median salary of $217K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Dermatologist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $246K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

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 30 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 14%
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