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Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salary

Average pay for Plastic Surgeons in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($253K). The range in cash compensation to Plastic Surgeons ($92K to $511K) includes potential earnings of $97K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Plastic Surgeons who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 82 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Plastic Surgeons. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$95,736 - $499,083
(Median)
$96K
$250K
$500K
MEDIAN: $253,261
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$17.00 - $152.60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$180K$360K$540K
Salary
$95,736 - $499,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,485  
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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$91,946 - $511,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$100$200$300
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $152.60  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $290.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$200K$400K$600K
Bonus
$0.00 - $97,485  
   
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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$91,946 - $511,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $250K. For Plastic Surgeons, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $296K. 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 $350K.

Pay Difference by Location


Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Plastic Surgeons, 74 percent above the national average. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+43 percent). Plastic Surgeons' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Plastic Surgeons in Miami bring in salaries that are 46 percent lower than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Houston (38 percent lower) and Chicago (10 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$259,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 11%