How much does a Pediatrician make in the United States?

Average Pediatrician Yearly Salary in the United States

Pediatricians earn an average yearly salary of $184,240. Salaries typically start from $84,770 and go up to $nan.

Average Pediatrician Hourly Wage in the United States

Pediatricians earn an average hourly wage of $88.58. Hourly wages typically start from $40.75 and go up to $nan.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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According to Medscape, pediatricians were the second lowest ranked specialty in 2012, with a mean income of $173,000. Topping the list were orthopedists, cardiologists, radiologists, gastroenterologists, and urologists.

About 8% of pediatricians earn $300,000 or more; about 14% earn $100,000 or less. There are a few factors that can affect a pediatrician’s salary, such as education, experience, specialty and subspecialty board certification. Whether the pediatrician decides to work for a medical facility or open their own practice will also impact their salary, as will geographical location within the country.

Pediatric specialist's salaries are typically higher. CejkaSearch.com published the following data showing median pediatrician compensation, by specialty. The original data is from the AMGA (American Medical Group Association) 2009 Physician Compensation Survey:

Pediatric Allergy - $195,973
Pediatric Cardiology - $244,944
Pediatric Endocrinology - $185,901
Pediatric Gastroenterology - $236,700
Pediatric Hematology / Oncology - $205,999
Pediatric Infectious Disease - $199,165
Pediatric Intensive Care - $265,913
Pediatric Nephrology - $217,767
Pediatric Neurology - $209,955
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery - $424,367
Pediatric Pulmonology - $176,974
Pediatric Surgery - $400,591
Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine - $202,832

Do Men or Women Earn More?

According to Medscape, there's still a large pay gap between full-time male and female physicians, regardless of specialty. Overall, male physicians earn 30% more than their female counterparts. In pediatrics, however, that gap is 22%, less than in many other specialties.

One contributing factor involves women's choice of specialties. There are fewer women in some of the higher-paying specialties, which skews the overall percentages. For example, 9% of orthopedist survey respondents were women, whereas in some of the specialties with lower income, such as pediatrics, 53% of respondents were women; for family medicine, it was 36%.

Salary Satisfaction

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SCORE
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Pediatricians average a score of 4.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Pediatricians in the 99th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Pediatrician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Pediatrician Earnings

The highest earning Pediatricians in the United States earn:

$nan
an hour
$nan
per year
Senior Pediatrician Earnings

Senior Pediatricians in the United States earn:

$nan
an hour
$nan
per year
Experienced Pediatrician Earnings

Experienced Pediatricians in the United States earn:

$81.25
an hour
$168,990
per year
Junior Pediatrician Earnings

Junior Pediatricians in the United States earn:

$63.39
an hour
$131,850
per year
Starting Pediatrician Earnings

Starting Pediatricians in the United States earn:

$40.75
an hour
$84,770
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Pediatrician Salary Comparison

Pediatricians earn more than 28% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Immunologist Salary $202k
Internist Salary $201k
Family Practitioner Salary $200k
Psychiatrist Salary $200k
Hospitalist Salary $194k
Pediatrician Salary $184k
Dentist Salary $172k
Podiatrist Salary $144k
Doctor Salary $141k
Veterinarian Salary $100k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Pediatrician salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Pediatrician Salary in Mississippi $130.01 $270,430 # 1
Pediatrician Salary in Alaska $129.58 $269,530 # 2
Pediatrician Salary in Utah $128.38 $267,020 # 3
Pediatrician Salary in Montana $117.76 $244,940 # 4
Pediatrician Salary in South Dakota $114.08 $237,290 # 5
Pediatrician Salary in Massachusetts $106.09 $220,670 # 6
Pediatrician Salary in Washington $104.62 $217,600 # 7
Pediatrician Salary in Wisconsin $103.59 $215,470 # 8
Pediatrician Salary in Tennessee $102.89 $214,020 # 9
Pediatrician Salary in Minnesota $102.81 $213,840 # 10
Pediatrician Salary in New Mexico $102.04 $212,240 # 11
Pediatrician Salary in Nevada $100.71 $209,480 # 12
Pediatrician Salary in Alabama $100.50 $209,040 # 13
Pediatrician Salary in New Hampshire $100.47 $208,980 # 14
Pediatrician Salary in Wyoming $100.18 $208,370 # 15
Pediatrician Salary in Colorado $99.94 $207,870 # 16
Pediatrician Salary in Indiana $99.73 $207,440 # 17
Pediatrician Salary in Maryland $98.03 $203,910 # 18
Pediatrician Salary in Nebraska $97.00 $201,750 # 19
Pediatrician Salary in North Carolina $92.75 $192,910 # 20
Pediatrician Salary in Louisiana $92.28 $191,940 # 21
Pediatrician Salary in Florida $92.05 $191,470 # 22
Pediatrician Salary in California $91.36 $190,020 # 23
Pediatrician Salary in Arkansas $90.45 $188,140 # 24
Pediatrician Salary in Hawaii $90.28 $187,790 # 25
Pediatrician Salary in Texas $89.88 $186,940 # 26
Pediatrician Salary in Maine $89.00 $185,130 # 27
Pediatrician Salary in Oregon $88.91 $184,930 # 28
Pediatrician Salary in United States $88.58 $184,240 # 29
Pediatrician Salary in Georgia $85.60 $178,040 # 30
Pediatrician Salary in Michigan $84.83 $176,440 # 31
Pediatrician Salary in Idaho $84.43 $175,610 # 32
Pediatrician Salary in Iowa $84.31 $175,360 # 33
Pediatrician Salary in Missouri $83.23 $173,120 # 34
Pediatrician Salary in Kentucky $83.20 $173,050 # 35
Pediatrician Salary in New Jersey $82.69 $171,990 # 36
Pediatrician Salary in Oklahoma $81.62 $169,760 # 37
Pediatrician Salary in Connecticut $81.05 $168,590 # 38
Pediatrician Salary in Ohio $80.42 $167,270 # 39
Pediatrician Salary in Virginia $79.35 $165,040 # 40
Pediatrician Salary in Kansas $79.33 $165,010 # 41
Pediatrician Salary in Rhode Island $78.03 $162,300 # 42
Pediatrician Salary in South Carolina $76.75 $159,640 # 43
Pediatrician Salary in Illinois $75.85 $157,770 # 44
Pediatrician Salary in Arizona $74.16 $154,260 # 45
Pediatrician Salary in Pennsylvania $73.98 $153,880 # 46
Pediatrician Salary in New York $73.01 $151,870 # 47
Pediatrician Salary in Vermont $69.01 $143,540 # 48
Pediatrician Salary in District of Columbia $56.30 $117,100 # 49
Pediatrician Salary in Puerto Rico $42.44 $88,270 # 50