Pediatrician, General Salary

Average pay for General Pediatricians in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($137K). Compensation ranges between $93K and $200K per year. Overall cash earnings for General Pediatricians stretch from $93K on the lower end to $200K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $25K from bonuses and $48K from profit sharing. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female General Pediatricians make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers.

$90,820 - $193,265
(Median)
$91K
$140K
$190K
MEDIAN: $137,088
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$47.64 - $101.55
(Median)
$48
$75
$100
MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$90,820 - $193,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,458  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $48,479  
Commission
$0.00 - $1,100  
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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$92,928 - $199,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$47.64 - $101.55  
   
Overtime
$11.88 - $147.95  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,458  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,100  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $48,479  
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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$92,928 - $199,974  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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

  • 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.
  • Care for the health of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.
  • Provide regular scheduled immunizations to infants and children.

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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 General Pediatricians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $132K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $145K. General Pediatricians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $150K. 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


For General Pediatricians, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. General Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+6 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), and San Diego (+3 percent). General Pediatricians in Denver make 20 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Philadelphia and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$142,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 163 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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