Pediatric Oncologist Salary in 2018

Medical Specialties Salaries

The Average Salary 

The average salary of pediatric oncologist in US is $274,859.

Pediatric oncologists will work directly with children and their parents to diagnose and treat cancer. Oncologists can choose to specialize in pediatrics at any point in their career. Oncologists will need to remain board certified throughout their career..

  • Median Pediatric oncologist Salary
  • Lowest and Highest Salary
  • Salary Range for Middle 50%

$274,859 per year

$$132 per hour

An oncologist can expect a median salary of $274,859 annually, or $132 per hour. The median salary is a representation of the mid-point of a set of data and not the average salary.

The Total Salary Package

  • Base Salary represents 74% : 

Benefits and bonuses includes : 

Retirement Accounts

Disability Insurance

Time Off

Social Security

Other Perks


Total salary package is a representation of the true total value of a position. This figure accounts for social security, retirement, bonuses, time off and other benefits that are not given an accurate value. A pediatric oncology total salary, based off of a base salary of $274,859, is $369,658 a year.


Cities with the highest paying pediatric oncologists

Terre Haute, Indiana

Pocatello, Idaho

Napa, California

Michigan City, Indiana


States with the highest paying pediatric oncologists

StatesAnnual Salary
Pediatric Oncology Salary in Minnesota$235,150
Pediatric Oncology Salary in South Dakota$232,530
Pediatric Oncology Salary in New Hampshire$231,550
Pediatric Oncology Salary in Montana$228,880
Pediatric Oncology Salary in Wyoming$226,310

Factors affecting pediatric oncologist salaries

Pediatric oncology is a growing field. Demand is one of the major factors affecting the field as more patients are being seen in hospitals every day. Oncologists can see both adults and pediatrics, but many hospitals are requiring pediatric oncology specialists to join their workforce.

1. Experience

Education among colleagues is often the same, so experience and location are the major factors in determining salary.

2. Location

Highly populated cities, such as New York, New York or Los Angeles, California will pay higher wages on average. This wage increase is accompanied by a heavier workload and tiresome hours in most situations.

3. Industry

Industry will have an impact on salary. Working as a specialist in a physician’s office will pay more than working at a hospital in most cities. Medical and diagnostic laboratories are one of the highest paying industries in the field.

Growth in the industry is expected to be 18% over the span of 2012 to 2022.

Training and Certification Requirements

Pediatric oncologists have expansive educational requirements before being allowed to enter the field.

Undergraduate coursework in a science-related major is recommended but not required. Pre-med courses will be required before entering med-school, so it is vital to take all of the appropriate pre-med requirements before receiving a bachelor’s degree.

Acceptance into medical school is the next requirement. Medical school will take 4 years to complete. Medical school is broken down into two sections: the first two years will deal with lab and lecture coursework and the last two years will be spent in hospitals and clinics.

Physicians will become mentors during the last two years of medical school where a student will be exposed to a variety of medical-related specializations from surgery to oncology.

Medical licensing is required for a doctor to move onto a residency program.

Completion of medical school is followed by a 3 – 8 year residency. The typical residency in a pediatrics center will include rotating between oncology, cardiology and other specializations.

Residency completion ends the required education of a pediatric oncologist. The <a href="">American Board of Pediatrics</a> provides certification in pediatric care and is recommended for anyone pursuing a career in pediatric oncology. Certification will further boost a pediatric oncology salary and is viewed highly among employers.

Professionals in this field will diagnose and treat patients. Required surgical procedures to remove cancer is frequent.

International Pediatric Oncologist Salaries

CountriesAnnual Salary
Pediatric Oncologist Salary in the UK£14,546 - £74,658
Pediatric Oncologist Salary in CanadaC$20,426 – C$207,000
Pediatric Oncologist Salary in AustraliaAU$40,268 – AU$148,994


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