Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Pediatricians in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $147K annually. In the world of Pediatricians, overall income ranges from $93K near the bottom to $235K at the top; this can include more than $49K from bonuses and more than $178K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Female Pediatricians survey participants are more prevalent than men — 66 percent of professionals. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$95,999 - $229,999
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$96K
$150K
$230K
MEDIAN: $146,707
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$24.83 - $100.79
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MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$80K$160K$240K
Salary
$95,999 - $229,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,194  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $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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$93,444 - $235,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 400
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.83 - $100.79  
   
Overtime
$102.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,194  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $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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$93,444 - $235,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $143K on average. Pediatricians bring in $151K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Pediatrician generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $169K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,258

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

Pediatricians will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+27 percent) and Austin (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 10 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Los Angeles (6 percent less) and Phoenix (5 percent less).

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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

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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