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How much does a Dermatologist make in the United States?

Average Dermatologist Hourly Wage in the United States

Dermatologists earn a median hourly wage of $99.48.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Dermatologist Yearly Salary in the United States

Dermatologists earn a median salary of $206,920 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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In Medscape's 2014 Compensation Report, dermatologists fall slightly toward the top (eighth out of twenty-five) among all physicians, with average earnings of $308,000. Orthopedists are the earning leaders, followed by cardiologists.

The highest dermatologist earners live in the Southwest and Northwest regions ($385,000 and $341,000, respectively). The lowest earners are in the South Central ($238,000) and Mid-Atlantic ($273,000) regions.

The dermatologist's salary grows depending on factors such as years in practice, skills, number of hours worked, location and professional reputation. According to Medscape, dermatologists who work for office-based multi-specialty groups are the highest earners, at $361,000, followed by those in healthcare organizations, at $336,000. Those in hospital positions make the least ($169,000), while dermatologists in outpatient clinics follow next in line at $211,000. Office-based solo practitioners make $306,000 on average and are in the middle in terms of earnings.

Do Male or Female Dermatologists Earn More?

According to the Medscape survey, male dermatologists, at $329,000, make considerably more than female dermatologists, at $272,000. This is consistent with previous years and responses from all physicians, where men are still the higher earners. "As increasing numbers of doctors start working regular set hours for large health systems, there's little variance in income based on sex," notes Judy Aburmishan, partner in FGMK, LLC, a Chicago firm that represents physicians and other providers.

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Dermatologist Earnings by Seniority

Experienced Dermatologist Earnings

Experienced Dermatologists in the United States earn:

$99.48
an hour
$206,920
per year
Junior Dermatologist Earnings

Junior Dermatologists in the United States earn:

$57.27
an hour
$119,120
per year
Starting Dermatologist Earnings

Starting Dermatologists in the United States earn:

$28.41
an hour
$59,090
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Dermatologist salary comparison

Dermatologists earn less than 99% percent of Health careers. Dermatologist salaries are in the bottom 100% of all careers in the United States.

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Historical salary for Dermatologists in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Dermatologist salary by state

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