Pediatrician, General Salary

Average pay for a General Pediatrician in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $145K per year. Final cash compensation to General Pediatricians varies from around $96K to approximately $198K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $39K and $21K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (81 percent) of General Pediatricians who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and about one-half have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,575 - $195,373
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$140K
$200K
MEDIAN: $144,749
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$15.46 - $92.12
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MEDIAN: $74.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$97,575 - $195,373  
   
Bonus
$1,490 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$4,848 - $20,608  
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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$96,148 - $198,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,005
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $92.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$5.86 - $100.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,490 - $39,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,848 - $20,608  
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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$96,148 - $198,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Annually raking in $141K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. General Pediatricians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $152K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a General Pediatrician with more than 20 years of experience can earn $163K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $147,933

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

Indianapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for General Pediatricians, 16 percent above 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 (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in New York and 9 percent less in Charleston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Pediatrician, General

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
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 61 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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