On average, Pediatricians in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($146K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Pediatricians survey respondents are women (70 percent). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$90,737 - $213,718
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$91K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $146,293
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$19.00 - $112.44
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$19
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$110
MEDIAN: $75.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$90,737 - $213,718  
   
Bonus
$397.32 - $39,732  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$80,651 - $219,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $112.44  
   
Overtime
$7.07 - $137.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$397.32 - $39,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
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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$80,651 - $219,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics

A physician/doctor in pediatrics is a medical practitioner that works directly with children. Also known as pediatricians, these doctors collaborate with nurses, X-ray technicians, medical assistants, and other doctors (such as emergency room doctors and surgeons) to treat children. A typical day for a pediatrician may include appointments with sick children, conducting physicals to assess overall health, prescribing medicine, discussing treatment options with families, coordinating with other medical professionals for diagnosis, dealing with pediatric emergencies, and educating parents about their children’s illness and how to assist in the treatment process. Pediatricians may work during regular business hours or other shifts depending on the needs of their employer; some pediatricians work in private practice, and others work in hospitals and clinics that are open 24 hours a day. Most of this work is performed indoors in a medical setting.

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Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Tasks

  • Advise patients on health, diet, exercise, hygiene, and other matters.
  • Order prescriptions, tests, and further exams to diagnose and treat pediatric patients.
  • Examine and treat pediatric patients, from preventative care to urgent treatment.
  • Create and instruct patients on treatment plans for injuries, wounds, and ongoing conditions.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Pediatricians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $142K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $163K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $177K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,406

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

For Pediatricians, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+14 percent), Washington (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 21 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and New York (13 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$149,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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