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How much does a Dermatologist make in the United States?

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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

Junior Dermatologist Earnings

Junior Dermatologists in the United States earn:

$56.02
an hour
$116,510
per year
Starting Dermatologist Earnings

Starting Dermatologists in the United States earn:

$27.80
an hour
$57,820
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

Dermatologist salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Dermatologist Salary in New Hampshire $ $ # 1
Dermatologist Salary in Alabama $ $ # 2
Dermatologist Salary in Wyoming $ $ # 3
Dermatologist Salary in Minnesota $ $ # 4
Dermatologist Salary in Montana $ $ # 5
Dermatologist Salary in South Dakota $ $ # 6
Dermatologist Salary in Tennessee $ $ # 7
Dermatologist Salary in Colorado $ $ # 8
Dermatologist Salary in Indiana $ $ # 9
Dermatologist Salary in Wisconsin $ $ # 10
Dermatologist Salary in Washington $ $ # 11
Dermatologist Salary in Georgia $ $ # 12
Dermatologist Salary in Iowa $ $ # 13
Dermatologist Salary in North Dakota $ $ # 14
Dermatologist Salary in Hawaii $ $ # 15
Dermatologist Salary in New Mexico $ $ # 16
Dermatologist Salary in Oklahoma $ $ # 17
Dermatologist Salary in Vermont $ $ # 18
Dermatologist Salary in West Virginia $ $ # 19
Dermatologist Salary in Maine $ $ # 20
Dermatologist Salary in Virginia $ $ # 21
Dermatologist Salary in Nevada $ $ # 22
Dermatologist Salary in Idaho $ $ # 23
Dermatologist Salary in Delaware $ $ # 24
Dermatologist Salary in Missouri $ $ # 25
Dermatologist Salary in Arizona $ $ # 26
Dermatologist Salary in Utah $ $ # 27
Dermatologist Salary in California $ $ # 28
Dermatologist Salary in Ohio $ $ # 29
Dermatologist Salary in North Carolina $ $ # 30
Dermatologist Salary in Louisiana $ $ # 31
Dermatologist Salary in Oregon $ $ # 32
Dermatologist Salary in Florida $ $ # 33
Dermatologist Salary in South Carolina $ $ # 34
Dermatologist Salary in Texas $ $ # 35
Dermatologist Salary in Kansas $ $ # 36
Dermatologist Salary in Pennsylvania $ $ # 37
Dermatologist Salary in Connecticut $ $ # 38
Dermatologist Salary in Illinois $ $ # 39
Dermatologist Salary in New Jersey $ $ # 40
Dermatologist Salary in Mississippi $ $ # 41
Dermatologist Salary in Michigan $85.01 $176,810 # 42
Dermatologist Salary in Maryland $83.31 $173,290 # 43
Dermatologist Salary in New York $81.89 $170,340 # 44
Dermatologist Salary in Alaska $ $ # 45
Dermatologist Salary in Kentucky $88.10 $183,240 # 46
Dermatologist Salary in Arkansas $ $ # 47
Dermatologist Salary in Rhode Island $80.79 $168,040 # 48
Dermatologist Salary in District of Columbia $81.06 $168,610 # 49
Dermatologist Salary in Massachusetts $81.69 $169,910 # 50
Dermatologist Salary in Nebraska $64.16 $133,450 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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