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Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary (United States)

Pediatricians in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $144K annually. Overall cash earnings for Pediatricians stretch from $77K on the lower end to $245K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $50K from bonuses and $194K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a little more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to two in five. Men are barely outnumbered by their female counterparts, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Job satisfaction for Pediatricians is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary (?
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$73,586 - $233,840
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MEDIAN: $139,305
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Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary (?
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$39.73 - $100.13
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MEDIAN: $71.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$90K$180K$270K
Salary
$73,586 - $233,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,551  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $193,916  
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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$77,267 - $244,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$39.73 - $100.13  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $127.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $49,551  
   
Profit Sharing
$997 - $193,916  
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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$77,267 - $244,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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 $132K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $152K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $167K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining slightly less than one-fifth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$144,000
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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Pediatricians in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+13 percent). New York ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 18%