Pediatrician, General Salary

Salaries for General Pediatricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($140K) per year. Cash earnings for General Pediatricians — which occasionally include more than $30K from bonuses and more than $35K from profit sharing — stretch from around $95K to approximately $200K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two in five. Most General Pediatricians survey respondents are women (73 percent). For the most part, General Pediatricians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$93,831 - $193,118
(Median)
$94K
$140K
$190K
MEDIAN: $140,465
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$37.48 - $101.86
(Median)
$37
$75
$100
MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$93,831 - $193,118  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,923  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $35,000  
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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$94,811 - $199,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$37.48 - $101.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.30  
Overtime
$10.89 - $192.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $35,000  
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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$94,811 - $199,569  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 187
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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $134K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $147K. On average, General Pediatricians make $150K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $164K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $144,744

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For those looking to make money, General Pediatricians in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. General Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+7 percent), San Antonio (+5 percent), San Diego (+4 percent), and Dallas (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Denver. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Philadelphia (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$145,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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