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Pediatrician, General Salary (United States)

General Pediatricians enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($137K) annually in the United States. Cash earnings for General Pediatricians — which occasionally include more than $24K from bonuses and more than $34K from profit sharing — stretch from around $90K to approximately $198K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a little over a half earn dental coverage. Most General Pediatricians like their work and job satisfaction is high.
Pediatrician, General Salary (?
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$87,939 - $185,264
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MEDIAN: $132,280
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Pediatrician, General Salary (?
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$44.70 - $101.78
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MEDIAN: $72.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$87,939 - $185,264  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,416  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $33,935  
Commission
$0.00 - $2,500  
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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$89,632 - $197,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,408
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$44.70 - $101.78  
   
Overtime
$5.26 - $146.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,416  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $33,935  
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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$89,632 - $197,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Job Description for Pediatrician, General

Pediatricians care for patients whose ages range from infants to young adults. Pediatricians work to diagnose and treat potential illnesses, diseases and even injuries that children contract or sustain. Pediatricians specialize in understanding the growth of infants, children and adolescents. It is also the responsibility of a pediatrician to track and schedule child immunizations and any medications that their patients need to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
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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. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $129K per year. General Pediatricians see a median salary of $146K after reaching one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average General Pediatrician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $161K.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
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Las Vegas
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San Diego
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Boston
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$137,000
Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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Denver
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
General Pediatricians will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 16 percent. General Pediatricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Las Vegas (+5 percent), San Diego (+5 percent), Boston (+3 percent), and Houston (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Philadelphia. Workers in Atlanta and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$137,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%