Wages for General Pediatricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($145K) per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $36K and $21K, respectively — total cash payment to General Pediatricians can bottom out near $97K or peak near $199K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and approximately one-half collect dental insurance. The vast majority (80 percent) of General Pediatricians who took the survey are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$97,946 - $195,858
$98K
$140K
$200K
MEDIAN: $144,567
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$15.10 - $93.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$97,946 - $195,858  
   
Bonus
$1,927 - $35,895  
Profit Sharing
$2,959 - $20,511  
Total Pay (?
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$96,551 - $198,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,095
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $93.99  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$5.93 - $100.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,927 - $35,895  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,959 - $20,511  
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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$96,551 - $198,993  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142

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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.


For many General Pediatricians, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $139K on average. For General Pediatricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $153K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $163K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $147,594

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San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for General Pediatricians, 15 percent above the national average. General Pediatricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Salt Lake City (+13 percent), San Antonio (+10 percent), San Francisco (+9 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Dallas (10 percent lower) and Chicago (9 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Pediatrician, General

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
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




National Average
$148,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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