Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salary

Pediatricians receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $147K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Pediatricians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Pediatricians making up 74 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$91,649 - $207,985
$92K
$150K
$210K
MEDIAN: $147,380
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$22.85 - $121
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MEDIAN: $78.01
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$0$217K
Salary $91,649 - $207,985
Bonus $962 - $35,843
Profit Sharing $20.13 - $39,732
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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$85,045 - $217,012
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 579
Hourly Data $0$120
Hourly Rate $22.85 - $121
Overtime $6.86 - $104
Annual Data $0$217K
Bonus $962 - $35,843
Profit Sharing $20.13 - $39,732
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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$85,045 - $217,012
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

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

  • Examine and treat pediatric patients, from preventative care to urgent treatment.
  • Create and instruct patients on treatment plans for injuries, wounds, and ongoing conditions.
  • Advise patients on health, diet, exercise, hygiene, and other matters.
  • Order prescriptions, tests, and further exams to diagnose and treat pediatric patients.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics


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Pediatricians' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Neonatologist. The average Neonatologist brings home $196K per year.

Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $144,000 based on 166 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics 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 90 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $170,000 based on 98 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $176,000 based on 57 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $149,933

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

With a pay rate for Pediatricians that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Pediatricians will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+20 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), and Washington (+11 percent). Pediatricians in Atlanta earn salaries far below the national average by 34 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers also pay below the national average in Los Angeles (15 percent lower) and New York (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Pediatrics Salaries

Late-Career
▲17%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$150,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 16%