A lot of us find interest in talking about plastic surgeries. Some celebrities who undergo cosmetic surgery openly discuss the processes and prices about their beauty enhancement.
But behind those desirable results, does it ever cross your mind of how much a plastic surgeon earns? To be honest, there might be a lengthy discussion.
You know, it takes a lot of effort and not to mention – time – to become a plastic surgeon. However, that’s another side of the story.
Let’s try to focus on some factors that need to be considered in determining the salary of a plastic surgeon.
Before considering yourself a qualified plastic surgeon, you need to meet specific requirements. It takes a decade or more of intensive education to become a professional cosmetic surgeon. Typically, these include a preparatory degree, passing the licensure exam, applying for residency training, attending different seminars and training programs.
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, when you’re a Doctor of Medicine degree-holder and has completed all requirements, an average starting annual salary for a plastic surgeon ranges between $80, 000 – $275, 000. This salary range may already include bonus and profit sharing.
The statistics also indicate that there’ll be a 14 percent increase of jobs regarding physicians and surgeons from 2014 – 2024.
Plastics surgeons who already gained 1 to 4 years of experience typically receive a salary ranging between $46, 602 – $375, 000 per year which already include bonus and profit sharing.
If the doctor has already 5 to 9 years of experience, he or she usually earns between $95, 943 – $504, 493 a year. For those plastic surgeons who had reached 10 to 19 years of experience may have an annual salary range from $100, 000 – $799, 992.
Professionals who perform plastic surgeries for more than 20 years have certainly higher salaries. According to Payscale, an annual salary range of cosmetic surgeons who have reached 20 years of experience is from $65,000 – $850, 000.
According to Payscale’s statistics, the number of professional plastic surgeons employed within a medical organization also has a direct effect on the annual salary of a plastic surgeon.
A range of 1 to 9 professionals working in an organization indicates that an annual salary for a plastic surgeon is usually between $97, 871 – $721, 294. And 10 to 19 professionals could mean a range from $294, 791 – $813, 892 per year.
Healthcare sector plastic surgeons earn from $90, 000 to $700, 000 a year, while medical plastic surgeons usually get a salary ranging from $96, 333 and $384, 564 every year. However, those employed at hospitals earn between $126, 045 – $515, 210 annually.
Beauty enhancements or physical alterations could be costly. But the time and effort exerted by a plastic surgeon are also extraordinary making all the hard work and financial sacrifices all worth it.