Pediatrician, General Salary

On average, General Pediatricians in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($138K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Earnings sit near $94K on the lower side but can approach $200K per year on the higher side. Total incomes of General Pediatricians incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $25K from bonuses and close to $49K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $94K and $200K. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female General Pediatricians making up 71 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and more than half earn dental coverage. For the most part, General Pediatricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$91,320 - $193,757

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$49.33 - $101.01

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$91,320 - $193,757  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,275  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $48,936  
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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$94,068 - $199,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$49.33 - $101.01  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $148.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,275  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,100  
Profit Sharing
$51.06 - $48,936  
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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$94,068 - $199,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $132K per year. General Pediatricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $151K. After two decades in the workforce, the average General Pediatrician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $164K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, General Pediatricians in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 21 percent above the national average. General Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Denver, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Philadelphia and 10 percent less in Orlando, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

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National Average
$143,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 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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