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). Earnings generally vary between $95K and $199K per year. Total cash compensation to General Pediatricians approaches anywhere from $95K on the lower end to $199K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $25K from bonuses and upwards of $49K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for General Pediatricians is high. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little more than half collect dental insurance. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female General Pediatricians making up 71 percent.

$91,640 - $193,118
(Median)
$92K
$140K
$190K
MEDIAN: $137,497
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$48.52 - $101.12
(Median)
$49
$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
$91,640 - $193,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,168  
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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$94,616 - $199,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.52 - $101.12  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $148.99  
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 - $25,168  
   
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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$94,616 - $199,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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.


General Pediatricians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $132K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $145K. For General Pediatricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $150K. 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


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 Los Angeles (+6 percent), San Antonio (+6 percent), Dallas (+5 percent), and San Diego (+4 percent). Compared to the national average, Denver General Pediatricians have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Philadelphia (12 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).

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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 156 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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