Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Pediatricians in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $147K annually. Total cash compensation to Pediatricians approaches anywhere from $93K on the lower end to $235K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $49K from bonuses and upwards of $178K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. There are more female Pediatricians who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Pediatricians. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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. New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $143K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Pediatricians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $151K. 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.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,258

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

Seattle is home to an above-average pay rate for Pediatricians, 34 percent higher than the national average. Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+27 percent) and Austin (+9 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Houston is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (6 percent lower) and Phoenix (5 percent lower).

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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

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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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