General Pediatricians in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $144K) surpassing six figures annually. In the world of General Pediatricians, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $39K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $21K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $97K and $200K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority enjoy medical while one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. Most General Pediatricians like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$97,998 - $196,474
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$98K
$140K
$200K
MEDIAN: $144,419
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$16.83 - $97.69
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MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$97,998 - $196,474  
   
Bonus
$1,951 - $38,783  
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $20,608  
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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$96,680 - $200,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,095
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$16.83 - $97.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$9.43 - $100.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,951 - $38,783  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,936 - $20,608  
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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$96,680 - $200,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 151
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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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 $138K per year. General Pediatricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $154K. 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 $162K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $147,870

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

General Pediatricians will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 20 percent. General Pediatricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+16 percent), Salt Lake City (+13 percent), San Antonio (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+5 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Denver. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (11 percent lower) and Charleston (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries




National Average
$148,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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