Pediatrician Salary

Pediatricians typically earn between $86,559 and $203,257 a year according to Payscale. Pediatric doctors employed by Kaiser Permanente generally have salaries in the range from 118,500 to $176,500 a year. Along with their annual income, pediatricians can also get extra earnings from profit sharing.

Professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience typically get around $500 a year, those with 5 to 9 years of experience get $6,500 a year, pediatricians with 10 to 19 years of experience get $3,000 a year, and those with 20 or more years of experience under their belt report getting $30,000 a year.



Yearly bonuses can also vary depending on experience. Pediatric doctors with 1 to 4 years of experience get $1,125 a year on average, those with 5 to 9 years of experience earn around $3,029 a year in bonuses, professionals with 10 to 19 years of experience get around $2,035 a year, and those with 20 or more years of experience get $1,965 a year on average.

Pediatricians’ salaries can also vary depending on hospital setting. Doctors who work at physicians’ offices typically make between $79,096 and $177,480 a year, those employed at general hospitals earn between $48,479 and $203,099 a year, pediatricians working in ambulatory care or surgery centers are generally paid between $50,335 and $171,342 a year, while those working in community and home health report salaries in the range from $121,740 to $163,664 a year.

The salary range can vary depending on industry, too. Pediatricians working in the health care sector generally earn between $88,861 and $198,330 a year. Those employed in pediatricians’ offices make between $78,906 and $172,998 a year, while professionals working in medical offices report salaries in the range from $89,652 to $199,248 a year. Pediatric doctors working in hospitals generally make between $51,064 and $198,694 a year, while those employed in health clinics are paid between $99,683 and $163,542 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.



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Pediatric doctors’ income also depends on employer type. Pediatricians employed by private practices typically earn between $88,356 and $174,534 a year, and those working in hospitals make between $51,544 and $189,696 a year. Pediatricians working for companies earn from $101,137 to $203,030 a year, and those employed by non-profit organizations are paid between $81,094 and $181,825 a year.

Professionals working for the state or local government earn between $51,550 and $159,000 a year, those employed by the federal government make from $60,820 to $236,718 a year, and pediatric doctors employed by colleges and universities earn between $45,615 and $202,028 a year. Pediatricians employed on a contract basis report salaries in the range from $117,916 to $152,605 a year, while those who are self-employed earn between $89,396 and $211,126 annually according to Payscale’s salary statistics.

Average salary

The median salary for pediatricians working in the United States is $137,868 a year according to Payscale.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that pediatricians employed at physicians’ offices earn $173,070 a year on average, those working at general medical and surgical hospitals make around $149,380 a year, pediatric doctors employed in outpatient care centers earn around $175,700 a year, and those working in specialty hospitals (with the exception of psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals) earn $169,770 a year on average. Pediatricians employed by colleges, universities, and professional schools, on the other hand, are paid an average salary of $105,210 annually.

Starting salary

The starting salary for pediatricians with less than a year of relevant work experience ranges from $53,355 to $152,247 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale.

Hourly wage



Pediatricians with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn between $12.37 and $88.23 per hour, those with 5 to 9 years of experience are offered an hourly wage between $54.82 and $145.44, doctors with 10 to 19 years of experience make between $59.87 and $101.37 per hour, and those with 20 or more years of experience generally earn from $76.29 to $105.04 per hour according to Payscale.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that pediatric doctors employed in physicians’ offices earn $83.21 per hour on average, those working at general medical and surgical hospitals make $71.82 per hour, doctors employed in outpatient care centers are offered an average hourly wage of $84.47, and those working at specialty hospitals earn around $81.62 per hour. Pediatricians employed by universities, professional schools and colleges earn $81.62 per hour on average.

Benefits

Pediatricians typically get good benefits packages along with the annual salary, and benefits can also reflect their yearly earnings. Pediatric doctors who get malpractice and liability insurance typically earn between $91,590 and $190,981 a year, those who get 401(k) plans earn between $90,910 and $187,156 a year, professionals who get paid holidays and vacations generally have salaries in the range from $81,543 and $184,227 a year, and those who get life or disability insurance earn from $88,769 to $204,870 a year.

Pediatricians who get paid sick leave report earning between $85,148 and $187,342 a year, those who get 403(b) are typically paid between $90,019 and $195,753 annually, and professionals who get education, training, tuition, or certification reimbursement report salaries in the range from $94,165 to $198,310 a year according to Payscale.

The most popular perks and benefits among pediatricians are malpractice and liability insurance, 401(k) plans, paid holidays, life and disability insurance, and paid sick leave.

Salary by state

Pediatric doctors’ salaries can vary significantly from state to state. Pediatricians employed in New York report salaries in the range from $59,173 to $200,564 a year, those based in California make between $57,812 and $199,565 a year, professionals working in Texas are paid between $88,163 and $231,497 annually, those working in New Jersey typically make between $97,871 and $168,860 a year, pediatricians employed in Florida earn from $56,812 to $158,378 a year, those based in Illinois earn between $70,469 and $205,112, and professionals based in Pennsylvania report an annual income in the range between $91,916 and $193,916 a year according to Payscale.

Salary by city

Pediatricians’ salaries can also vary significantly from city to city. Pediatric doctors working in New York typically earn from $40,547 to $194,684 a year, those employed in Los Angeles make between $74,497 and $229,529 a year, and pediatricians based in Chicago are paid between $65,436 and $202,735 annually. Professionals working in Houston earn between $31,409 and $198,659 a year, those based in Philadelphia make from $95,000 to $125,020 a year on average, pediatricians employed in Indianapolis are paid between $91,563 and $157,243 annually, and those working in Las Vegas report salaries in the range between $129,156 and $179,209 a year according to Payscale.

Salary by experience

Years of relevant work experience is one of the major factors that affect a pediatrician’s salary. Pediatricians with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn between $61,824 and $160,729 a year, those with 5 to 9 years of experience make between $91,638 and $197,381 a year, professionals with 10 to 19 years of experience are generally paid between $90,182 and $201,957 annually, and those with 20 or more years of experience under their belt report salaries in the range from $98,855 to $237,566 a year according to Payscale.

Salary by specialty

Pediatricians’ salaries vary significantly depending on area of specialty. Pediatric doctors specializing in orthopedic surgery earn around $395,420 a year, those specializing in pediatric cardiology make $230,900 a year on average, doctors specializing in pediatric endocrinology earn around $187,600 a year, and those specializing in pediatric gastroenterology are paid $230,000 annually. Professionals specializing in pediatric hematology or oncology earn around $210,000 a year, and those specializing in pediatric infectious disease are paid an average annual salary of $205,000.

Pediatricians specializing in intensive care earn around $252,500 a year, those specializing in pediatric nephrology make $196,000 a year, doctors specializing in neurology earn around $218,200 a year, those whose expertise lies in pediatric pulmonary disease earn around $190,000 a year, and pediatric surgeons are paid an average annual income of $401,000 according to ProfilesDatabase.com. The average salaries listed are for doctors with six years of professional work experience.

Job title is another major factor that affects a pediatric doctor’s salary. SalarySite.com reports that doctors with the job title of Physician of Pediatrics have an average annual salary of $171.862, those with the title of Hospitalist Physician earn $193,627 a year on average, doctors with the title of Physician Residency Coordinator make around $46,634 a year, while those performing the job of Physician Assistant earn $91,151 annually.

Other income factors

Pediatricians’ annual salaries can vary depending on their professional certification. For example, pediatric doctors who have the certificate from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) generally earn between $96,519 and $189,920 a year, those with qualifications from Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) make between $98,780 and $186,161 a year, pediatricians who have obtained the Board Certified Primary Care certificate are generally paid between $98,230 and $177,642 annually, and those with the qualification of Certified Doctor (SORSI) report salaries in the range from $120,000 to $210,000 a year.

Another factor that can affect a pediatrician’s salary is the number of professionals employed by their organization. Pediatricians working for organizations or institutions that employ 1 to 9 professionals typically earn between $87,294 and $166,505 a year, those whose employer has 10 to 49 professionals on staff generally make between $88,084 and $187,661 a year, and pediatric doctors working for institutions that employ 100 to 499 professionals report salaries in the range from $93,350 to $211,897 a year according to salary data provided by Payscale.