The average salary for a dermatologist in the United States is about $205,000 per year, as of 2015. However, salaries for dermatologists vary a great deal based on location, employer type, and years of experience.
Dermatologists in private practices earn an average of $300,000 per year, according to the 2011 Medscape Dermatology Compensation report. In their first year of practice, these dermatologists earn an average of $234,000. By their sixth year, however, private practice dermatologists earn over $365,000 per year. The annual income of a dermatologist employed in a hospital is significantly lower. These dermatologists make an average of $157,000 per year.