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How much does a Pediatrician make in District of Columbia?

Average Pediatrician Hourly Wage in District of Columbia

Pediatricians earn a median hourly wage of $30.72. Hourly wages typically start from $24.69 and go up to $74.59.

Average Pediatrician Yearly Salary in District of Columbia

Pediatricians earn a median salary of $63,910 per year. Salaries typically start from $51,350 and go up to $155,150.

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

Learn more about the Pediatrician job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Pediatricians earn in other states.

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%.

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Pediatrician Earnings by Seniority

Top End Pediatrician Earnings

The highest earning Pediatricians in District of Columbia earn:

$74.59
an hour
$155,150
per year
Senior Pediatrician Earnings

Senior Pediatricians in District of Columbia earn:

$60.62
an hour
$126,080
per year
Experienced Pediatrician Earnings

Experienced Pediatricians in District of Columbia earn:

$30.72
an hour
$63,910
per year
Junior Pediatrician Earnings

Junior Pediatricians in District of Columbia earn:

$26.70
an hour
$55,530
per year
Starting Pediatrician Earnings

Starting Pediatricians in District of Columbia earn:

$24.69
an hour
$51,350
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Historical salary for Pediatricians in District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Pediatrician

Interested in becoming a pediatrician? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good pediatrician? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

    Take the free career test
  2. Get the Education

    A doctorate degree is required to be a Pediatrician.

  3. Get Hired

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