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Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary (United States)

Plastic Surgeons in the United States typically earn six-figure salaries ($255K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Overall cash earnings for Plastic Surgeons stretch from $89K on the lower end to $517K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $98K from bonuses and $80K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A solid majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary (?
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$95,748 - $498,068
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MEDIAN: $246,176
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$14.79 - $152.05
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National Salary Data

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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$95,748 - $498,068  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,264  
Profit Sharing
$2,447 - $79,660  
Commission
$8,000 - $46,370  
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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$89,220 - $516,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $152.05  
   
Overtime
$2.00 - $275.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,264  
   
Commission
$8,000 - $46,370  
Profit Sharing
$2,447 - $79,660  
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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$89,220 - $516,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Plastic Surgeons — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. 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 $241K per year. Plastic Surgeons bring in $297K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $308K. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in seven.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$255,000
New York
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Houston
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Surpassing the national average by 77 percent, Plastic Surgeons in Atlanta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+26 percent) and Chicago (+8 percent). Plastic Surgeons in Houston make 37 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

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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
$255,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
20%
female alumni
 
Male
80%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 13%