Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Pediatricians in the United States, with median pay hovering around $145K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Pediatricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Pediatricians survey participants are largely women, dominating at 65 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$86,879 - $227,117
(Median)
$87K
$150K
$230K
MEDIAN: $145,458
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$22.70 - $99.27
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$71
$99
MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$86,879 - $227,117  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,933  
Profit Sharing
$3,228 - $100,000  
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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$83,466 - $227,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 355
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$22.70 - $99.27  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $125.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,228 - $100,000  
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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$83,466 - $227,782  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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.


Pediatricians with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $138K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. For Pediatricians, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $153K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $167K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$148,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%
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