Pediatrician Salary in 2018

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The Average Salary 

The average salary of pediatrician in US is $181,048.

A pediatrician diagnoses and treats illnesses and ailments of children. In addition, they also work with parents to help keep kids healthy. They provide preventative care, immunizations, and guidance for mental, social and emotional health. Simply put, pediatricians are general physicians for children.

  • Median Pediatrician Salary
  • Lowest and Highest Salary
  • Salary Range for Middle 50%

Average

Min

Max

$181,048

Average $181,048

$136,971($76/h)

$248,727 ($120/h)

Average $181,048

Min

Max

$157,977

($66/h)

$248,727

($120/h)

The middle 50% salary range for pediatricians does not take into account the top and bottom 25% of earners. When this data is removed, prospective pediatricians are left with a more accurate picture of the salary range they can expect to earn after working in the field for a year.

The Total Salary Package

Base Salary represents 72% : 

Benefits and bonuses includes : 

Retirement Accounts

Disability Insurance

Time Off

Social Security

Other Perks

Pensions

A pediatrician’s base salary only represents 72% of his or her yearly earnings. Benefits and bonuses will also offer added compensation. Benefits include retirement accounts, pensions, time off, disability insurance, Social Security and any other perks the employer may offer.


With this in mind, a pediatrician’s total yearly salary package is roughly $250,574.

Cities with the highest paying pediatricians

CityAnnual Salary
Pediatrician salary in Salt Lake City, UT$255,450
Pediatricians salary in Jacksonville, FL$253,360
Pediatricians salary in Jonesboro, AR$252,770
Pediatricians salary in Cape Coral, FL$249,930
Pediatricians salary in Jackson, MS$242,120

States with the highest paying pediatricians

StateAnnual Salary
Pediatrician Salary in Washington217,600
Pediatrician Salary in Oregon184,930
Pediatrician Salary in California190,020
Pediatrician Salary in Idaho175,610
Pediatrician Salary in Nevada209,480
Pediatrician Salary in Arizona154,260
Pediatrician Salary in Utah267,020
Pediatrician Salary in Montana244,940
Pediatrician Salary in Wyoming208,370
Pediatrician Salary in Colorado207,870
Pediatrician Salary in New Mexico212,240
Pediatrician Salary in South Dokota237,290
Pediatrician Salary in Neberska201,750
Pediatrician Salary in Kansas165,010
Pediatrician Salary in Oklahoma169,760
Pediatrician Salary in Texa186,940
Pediatrician Salary in Minnesota213,840
Pediatrician Salary in Iowa175,360
Pediatrician Salary in Missouri173,120
Pediatrician Salary in Arkansas188,140
Pediatrician Salary in Louisiana191,940
Pediatrician Salary in Wisconsin215,470
Pediatrician Salary in Illinois157,770
Pediatrician Salary in Michigan176,440
Pediatrician Salary in Indiana207,440
Pediatrician Salary in Ohio167,270
Pediatrician Salary in Kentucky173,050
Pediatrician Salary in Virginia165,040
Pediatrician Salary in Tennessee214,020
Pediatrician Salary in Nnoth Carolina192,910
Pediatrician Salary in Mississippi270,430
Pediatrician Salary in Alabama209,040
Pediatrician Salary in Georgia178,040
Pediatrician Salary in South Carolina159,640
Pediatrician Salary in Florida191,470
Pediatrician Salary in Pennsylavnia153,880
Pediatrician Salary in Maryland213,910
Pediatrician Salary in New Jersey171,990
Pediatrician Salary in New York151,870
Pediatrician Salary in Connectiuct168,590
Pediatrician Salary in Rhode Island162,300
Pediatrician Salary in Mmssachusetts220,670
Pediatrician Salary in New Hsmpshire208,980
Pediatrician Salary in Vermont143,540
Pediatrician Salary in Mmine185,130
Pediatrician Salary in Alaska269,530
Pediatrician Salary in Hawaii187,790

Factors affecting pediatrician salaries

A pediatrician’s salary will be based on a variety of factors, such as experience level, location of employment, and the industry he or she chooses to work in.


1. Experience

Experience plays a major role in the amount of money a pediatrician earns each year, but data shows that this field is growing at a rapid pace.


Only 13% of pediatricians have 15+ years of experience, while 30% have less than one year, and 26% have 2-5 years.


Competition is high in this field, but demand is just as high. Entry-level pediatricians can expect to still earn a generous salary.


2. Location

Location is another key factor in salary amount – especially in the medical field. Cities with excellent healthcare facilities, such as Syracuse, NY; Salt Lake City, UT; and Jacksonville, FL will offer higher salaries.


3. Industry

Finally, industry will affect a pediatrician’s salary. Most will work in physician’s office, and some will even own their own practice. These individuals will earn about $180,000 per year.


However, those who work at specialty hospitals and local governments will earn higher salaries at $209,140 and $189,300 respectively.

Training and Certification Requirements


The road to becoming a pediatrician is a long one. Like other physicians, many years of education and training are required before a pediatrician can start practicing.


First, you must earn a bachelor’s degree. Ideally, that degree will be in a related discipline and you will have completed pre-med coursework.

The next step is to complete medical school. Before you can be accepted, you will need to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). Once you have passed the exam and have been accepted to a medical school, you will spend the first two years completing coursework in a classroom. The final two years will be spent doing clinical work while being supervised by a licensed physician.

The next step is to complete a residency program. Ideally, you will want to choose a program that focuses on children’s medicine.

From here, you will earn your medical license and become board certified to practice as a pediatrician in your state.

International Pediatrician Salaries


CountryAnnual Salary
Pediatrician salary in the United Kingdom£45,000
Pediatricians salary in CanadaCAD$35,000 – CAD$163,620
Pediatricians salary in AustraliaAU$29,799 – AU$154,084

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