Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

Plastic Surgeons receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $257K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $98K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $90K and hits $514K on the high end. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority (82 percent) of Plastic Surgeons who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a little more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$96,306 - $499,035
(Median)
$96K
$260K
$500K
MEDIAN: $256,809
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$17.23 - $255.46
(Median)
$17
$51
$260
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$96,306 - $499,035  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $98,110  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $97,871  
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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$90,230 - $514,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
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 - $98,110  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $97,871  
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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$90,230 - $514,348  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For Plastic Surgeons, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Annually raking in $252K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. After working for 10 to 20 years, Plastic Surgeons make a median salary of $298K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $346K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta is home to an above-average pay rate for Plastic Surgeons, 59 percent higher than the national average. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+32 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Plastic Surgeons is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 53 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 40 percent less in Houston and 14 percent less in San Francisco, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$268,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 12%
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