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Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Dermatologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($200K) per year. Total cash earnings of Dermatologists range from $76K on the low end to $308K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $52K and $25K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Female Dermatologists are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (62 percent) are women. For the most part, Dermatologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage.

$79,586 - $303,058
(Median)
$80K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $199,707
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$10.14 - $128.22
(Median)
$10
$65
$130
MEDIAN: $64.00
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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
$79,586 - $303,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,521  
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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$75,865 - $308,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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 - $51,521  
   
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).
)
$75,865 - $308,177  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. During the first five years of their careers, Dermatologists see a median income of $193K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $200K. Dermatologists bring in $217K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 7%

National Average
$201,000

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
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
44%
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: 15%
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