Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

On average, Plastic Surgeons in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($260K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Overall cash earnings of Plastic Surgeons stretch from $88K near the bottom to $530K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $98K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Plastic Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly one-half collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$96,692 - $511,622
(Median)
$97K
$260K
$510K
MEDIAN: $260,232
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$16.77 - $262.54
(Median)
$17
$51
$260
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$96,692 - $511,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,871  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $99,329  
Commission
$47,932  
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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$87,861 - $530,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 312
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $262.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$71.43  
Overtime
$0.30 - $290.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,871  
   
Commission
$47,932  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $99,329  
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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$87,861 - $530,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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.


Plastic Surgeons do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $255K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $297K. Plastic Surgeons who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $322K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $272,912

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Plastic Surgeons, working in the bustling city of Atlanta has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+38 percent) and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Plastic Surgeons in Miami earning a whopping 63 percent below the national average. Employers in Houston and Chicago also lean toward paying below-median salaries (41 percent lower and 33 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$273,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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