Compensation for Dermatologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($203K). Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Dermatologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Dermatologists are happy with their jobs. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by over a third. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$79,531 - $334,204
(Median)
$80K
$200K
$330K
MEDIAN: $202,806
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$9.86 - $153.83
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Salary
$79,531 - $334,204  
   
Bonus
$75.00 - $75,000  
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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$74,785 - $339,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 227
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$170$340$510
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $153.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.00  
Overtime
$0.07 - $496.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$500K$1M$1.5M
Bonus
$75.00 - $75,000  
   
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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$74,785 - $339,125  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $202K. Dermatologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $202K. Dermatologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $256K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Dermatologist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$204,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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