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Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Pediatricians in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $145K) surpassing six figures annually. Cash earnings for Pediatricians — including $41K in bonuses and $176K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $82K to $240K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Pediatricians (61 percent) who took the survey are female. Most enjoy medical while over one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to two in five. Most Pediatricians like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$79,474 - $234,760
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$79K
$140K
$230K
MEDIAN: $140,753
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$49.08 - $100.09
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MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$79,474 - $234,760  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,935  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $176,169  
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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$82,263 - $240,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$49.08 - $100.09  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $123.70  
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 - $40,935  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $176,169  
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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$82,263 - $240,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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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. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $134K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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 $169K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
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National Average
$145,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 18%