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Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Pediatricians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $144K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Cash earnings for Pediatricians — which occasionally include more than $40K from bonuses and more than $178K from profit sharing — stretch from around $84K to approximately $239K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Pediatricians is high. More than half of Pediatricians (63 percent) survey participants are women. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$85,357 - $235,219
(Median)
$85K
$140K
$240K
MEDIAN: $143,891
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$37.00 - $99.68
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$37
$72
$100
MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$85,357 - $235,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,933  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $177,539  
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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$84,168 - $239,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$37.00 - $99.68  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $125.13  
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 - $39,933  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $177,539  
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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$84,168 - $239,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | 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.


Pediatricians do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $135K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. After working for 10 to 20 years, Pediatricians make a median salary of $151K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Pediatricians with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $170K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$147,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%
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