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Pediatrician, General Salary

Generous salaries abound for General Pediatricians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($135K) per year. Lower pay rates hover around $91K, and the higher rates verge on $200K per year. Total cash compensation to General Pediatricians bottoms out near $91K and approaches $200K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $25K from bonuses and almost $49K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female General Pediatricians making up 71 percent. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little over a half collect dental insurance.

$89,548 - $191,286
(Median)
$90K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $134,823
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$42.00 - $102.41
(Median)
$42
$75
$100
MEDIAN: $74.00
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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
$89,548 - $191,286  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,275  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$90,770 - $199,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$42.00 - $102.41  
   
Overtime
$9.80 - $145.44  
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 - $25,275  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $1,100  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $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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$90,770 - $199,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $130K per year. General Pediatricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $149K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $164K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for General Pediatricians that is 9 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. General Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+6 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), and Las Vegas (+4 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Atlanta (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%



National Average
$140,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
34%
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%