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Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

On average, Plastic Surgeons in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($255K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Overall cash earnings for Plastic Surgeons vary widely between $97K and $511K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $98K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Plastic Surgeons (82 percent) who took the survey are men. The majority of Plastic Surgeons claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$96,698 - $499,083
(Median)
$97K
$250K
$500K
MEDIAN: $254,595
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90%

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$16.89 - $153.19
(Median)
$17
$55
$150
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$96,698 - $499,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,644  
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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$96,618 - $511,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$16.89 - $153.19  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $295.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,644  
   
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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$96,618 - $511,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $251K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Plastic Surgeons claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $295K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $350K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Plastic Surgeons, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 71 percent above the national average. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Plastic Surgeons is geography, with workers in Miami earning a whopping 47 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and San Francisco (39 percent lower and 20 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$263,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%
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