Pediatrician, General Salary

Generous salaries abound for General Pediatricians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($145K) per year. The range in cash compensation to General Pediatricians ($96K to $199K) includes potential earnings of $35K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up the vast majority of General Pediatricians (82 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Although a fair number have medical coverage and approximately half have dental coverage, roughly a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Most General Pediatricians report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,476 - $195,501
$97K
$140K
$200K
MEDIAN: $144,502
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$16.38 - $97.71
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MEDIAN: $75.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$97,476 - $195,501  
   
Bonus
$1,521 - $34,710  
Profit Sharing
$4,894 - $35,235  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$96,204 - $199,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,018
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.38 - $97.71  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$5.86 - $100.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,521 - $34,710  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,894 - $35,235  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$96,204 - $199,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 135

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Job Description for Pediatrician, General

General pediatricians are doctors who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. They typically assume the care-giving responsibilities of doctor from obstetricians shortly after the birth of a child, and are also responsible for diagnosing and treating illnesses, administering vaccinations, treating accidents and injuries, and generally overseeing the health and wellness of the young patients in their care.

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Pediatrician, General Tasks

  • Care for the health of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.
  • Provide regular scheduled immunizations to infants and children.
  • Diagnosis and treat a variety of ailments specific to young people and track patients' growth to adulthood.
  • Diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatrician, General

Pay by Experience for a Pediatrician, General has a positive trend. An entry-level Pediatrician, General with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 580 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pediatrician, General with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 284 salaries. An experienced Pediatrician, General which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 306 salaries. A Pediatrician, General with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 183 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $148,089

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For General Pediatricians, Indianapolis provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. General Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+13 percent), Salt Lake City (+13 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and San Antonio (+6 percent). In Denver, salaries are 12 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (10 percent less) and Charleston (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Pediatrician, General

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$148,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 21%
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