Average pay for a Plastic Surgeon in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $268K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Plastic Surgeons enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Making up 73 percent of those who took the survey, male Plastic Surgeons greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and roughly one-half earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$98,848 - $595,158
(Median)
$99K
$270K
$600K
MEDIAN: $268,126
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$14.62 - $262.54
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$15
$52
$260
MEDIAN: $51.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$210K$420K$630K
Salary
$98,848 - $595,158  
   
Bonus
$7.30 - $99,101  
Profit Sharing
$40,695  
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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$96,119 - $605,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$700$1.4K$2.1K
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $262.54  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.12  
Overtime
$5.07 - $1,987  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$1.4M$2.8M$4.2M
Bonus
$7.30 - $99,101  
   
Profit Sharing
$40,695  
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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$96,119 - $605,503  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $252K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $250K. On average, Plastic Surgeons make $288K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $317K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $272,833

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

For Plastic Surgeons, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Plastic Surgeons will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+10 percent). Plastic Surgeons' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Plastic Surgeons in Miami bring in salaries that are 63 percent lower than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Houston (56 percent lower) and Chicago (30 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Plastic Surgeon Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$273,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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