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Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Salaries for Pediatricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($143K) per year. In the world of Pediatricians, overall income ranges from $83K near the bottom to $241K at the top; this can include more than $40K from bonuses and more than $176K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Pediatricians survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Pediatricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$82,235 - $236,835
(Median)
$82K
$140K
$240K
MEDIAN: $142,866
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$38.78 - $99.40
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$39
$71
$99
MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary 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$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$82,235 - $236,835  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,866  
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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$82,593 - $241,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$38.78 - $99.40  
   
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 - $39,866  
   
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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$82,593 - $241,143  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $133K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. On average, Pediatricians make $152K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $171K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$146,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 18%