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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 $204K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash earnings of Dermatologists range from $81K on the low end to $313K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $62K and $25K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Female Dermatologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (60 percent) are women. Most Dermatologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$85,765 - $302,761
(Median)
86K
140K
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300K
MEDIAN: $200,773
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$20.13 - $129.13
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MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$85,765 - $302,761  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $61,825  
Profit Sharing
$613 - $25,403  
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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$80,533 - $312,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 273
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 - $61,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$613 - $25,403  
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).
)
$80,533 - $312,535  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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.


For Dermatologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Annually raking in $195K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Dermatologists see a median salary of $230K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $251K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$204,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 13%