Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salary

Salaries for Dermatologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($199K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Dermatologists stretch from $75K on the lower end to $306K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $58K from bonuses and $25K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Dermatologists (62 percent) who took the survey are women. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Dermatologists are happy with their jobs.

$79,230 - $302,307
(Median)
$79K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $199,155
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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 (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$79,230 - $302,307  
   
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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$75,494 - $306,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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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$75,494 - $306,189  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.


Dermatologists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $193K per year. Dermatologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $208K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $247K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

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 23 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
15%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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