Pediatrician, General Salary

Salaries for General Pediatricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($144K) per year. Final cash compensation to General Pediatricians varies from around $96K to approximately $200K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $40K and $36K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The vast majority of General Pediatricians (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and roughly one-half have dental coverage, about one in five claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for General Pediatricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$98,055 - $197,201
$98K
$150K
$200K
MEDIAN: $145,558
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$19.44 - $100.40
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MEDIAN: $75.70
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$0$200K
Salary $98,055 - $197,201
Bonus $1,445 - $36,276
Profit Sharing $2,027 - $38,230
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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$96,967 - $200,384
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 931
Hourly Data $0$125
Hourly Rate $19.44 - $100.40
Hourly Tips $0.73
Overtime $6.00 - $125.00
Annual Data $0$200K
Bonus $1,445 - $36,276
Profit Sharing $2,027 - $38,230
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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$96,967 - $200,384
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118

Job Description for Pediatrician, General

General pediatricians are doctors who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. They typically assume the care-giving responsibilities of doctor from obstetricians shortly after the birth of a child, and are also responsible for diagnosing and treating illnesses, administering vaccinations, treating accidents and injuries, and generally overseeing the health and wellness of the young patients in their care.

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Pediatrician, General Tasks

  • Care for the health of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.
  • Provide regular scheduled immunizations to infants and children.
  • Diagnosis and treat a variety of ailments specific to young people and track patients' growth to adulthood.
  • Diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

Pediatrician, General Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Pediatrician, General

Pay by Experience for a Pediatrician, General has a positive trend. An entry-level Pediatrician, General with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $141,000 based on 580 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Pediatrician, General with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $150,000 based on 284 salaries. An experienced Pediatrician, General which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $152,000 based on 306 salaries. A Pediatrician, General with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 183 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $148,908

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

Surpassing the national average by 16 percent, General Pediatricians in Indianapolis receive some of the highest pay in the country. General Pediatricians can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+13 percent), Salt Lake City (+13 percent), Phoenix (+12 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). Denver is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in New York and Charleston (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Pediatrician, General Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Pediatrician, General?

Pediatrician, General in Seattle:
"Love kids."
Pros: I love that I can help children.
Cons: The commute, I don't like to drive.

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Key Stats for Pediatrician, General

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Pediatrician, General Salaries

▲9%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$149,000

▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 22%