Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

Plastic Surgeons in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $256K annually. Overall cash earnings for Plastic Surgeons vary widely between $88K and $512K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $97K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up the vast majority of Plastic Surgeons (81 percent) who took the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Plastic Surgeons. Most enjoy medical while a little more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two in five. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$95,823 - $500,718

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$17.23 - $255.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$95,823 - $500,718  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,073  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $98,633  
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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$88,351 - $512,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $255.46  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $295.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,073  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $98,633  
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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$88,351 - $512,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgeons help create quality-of-life improvements for patients, generally working within a specialty that focuses on changing the appearance of various body parts or facial features. They work frequently to assist in the long-term care of burn patients and other victims of disfiguring injuries. Some plastic surgeons focus primarily on elective procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, and breast augmentation and reduction. They may also work with other specialists to assist in corrective procedures for birth defects or natal injuries. Additionally, plastic surgeons are common consultants for oncologists, as some cancer surgeries may alter the patient's appearance; the plastic surgeon may be able to mitigate these effects.

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Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Tasks

  • Provide follow-up evaluations.
  • Evaluate patients and determine appropritae surgery and treatment schedule.
  • Perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Participate in patient care panels and meetings.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $252K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. For Plastic Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $298K. 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 $334K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Plastic Surgeons, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 61 percent above the national average. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+21 percent) and Dallas (+4 percent). Plastic Surgeons in Miami earn salaries far below the national average by 58 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (39 percent lower) and Chicago (18 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$264,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 12%
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