More than 60% of cosmetic dermatologists were paid $100,000 or more in 2014, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
The figure is significantly higher than the $78,000 salary of the head of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatologists.
The average salary for cosmetic surgery in the U.S. was $90,000 in 2015, according the Associated Press analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
Most dermatologists are in the business for cosmetic procedures, and are paid to care for patients who have had their skin removed or otherwise altered.
Some are specialists in procedures that can be difficult for a general surgeon to perform, such as surgery on the eyelid or the forehead, which can be costly.
Other procedures are not so lucrative.
They include skin grafting, which involves using a plastic surgeon’s technique to reshape skin and remove it from the body.
Dermatologist salaries vary widely, with some specialists earning millions and others earning tens of thousands of dollars.
In general, the average dermatologist earns $65,000 annually.
But dermatologists can earn even more if they specialize in other cosmetic surgeries, such to the face and scalp.
For instance, dermatologist salaries can vary from state to state.
For example, in New Jersey, dermatologists earn $65.60 an hour.
In New York, the salary is $70.70 an hour, and in California, it is $71.80 an hour according to data from the New York State Commission on Compensation and Labor Standards.
More than half of cosmetic surgery surgeries are done in-house, meaning the surgeon performs the procedure in a facility.
About one-third of cosmetic procedures in the United States are done by surgeons and other personnel who are not in-office, the AP said.