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Pediatrician, General Salary

General Pediatricians enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($136K) annually in the United States. The pay spectrum stretches from $92K to $199K per year. In the world of General Pediatricians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $25K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $48K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $92K and $199K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and over one-half collect dental insurance. For the most part, General Pediatricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most General Pediatricians survey respondents are women (71 percent).

$89,913 - $191,279
(Median)
$90K
$140K
$190K
MEDIAN: $135,763
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90%

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$44.85 - $101.83
(Median)
$45
$75
$100
MEDIAN: $74.00
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90%

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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
$89,913 - $191,279  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,342  
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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$91,620 - $199,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,394
National Hourly Rate 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$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$44.85 - $101.83  
   
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 - $25,342  
   
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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$91,620 - $199,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 163

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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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $131K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $144K. After working for 10 to 20 years, General Pediatricians make a median salary of $149K. 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, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. General Pediatricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), Boston (+6 percent), and San Antonio (+6 percent). General Pediatricians in Denver take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Workers in Philadelphia and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%



National Average
$140,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 19%
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