How much does a Pediatrician make?

Updated Nov 27, 2023



Total Pay Range
$192K - $358K/yr
Base Pay
$168K - $313K/yr
Additional Pay
$24K - $46K/yr


Most Likely Range

The estimated total pay for a Pediatrician is $255,999 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $223,367 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $32,632 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $192K-$358K/yr?

Top Paying Companies

For a Pediatrician in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Pediatrician in United States. Employers include Kaiser Permanente, Kidz Medical Services and Shah Associates.

Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente
6K open jobs
Shah Associates
Innovis Health
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Top Paying Companies

For Pediatrician in United States

1Kaiser Permanente$255,695
2Kidz Medical Services$251,637
3Shah Associates$248,152
4Delta Health Center$245,601
6Sunset Community Health Center$243,224
7Innovis Health$243,025
8First Choice Pediatrics$241,910
9Clinica Sierra Vista$241,117
10OSF HealthCare$240,783

What are total pay estimates for a Pediatrician at different companies?

Total Pay Range
Golden Valley Health Centers
PediatricianSee 44 salaries from all locations


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University Pediatricians
PediatricianSee 35 salaries from all locations


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Saltzman, Tanis, Pittell, Levin & Jacobson, P.A.PediatricianSee 29 salaries from all locations


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Mayo Clinic
PediatricianSee 27 salaries from all locations


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PediatricianSee 22 salaries from all locations


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University Pediatrics
PediatricianSee 16 salaries from all locations


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Kaiser Permanente
PediatricianSee 15 salaries from all locations


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Sunset Community Health Center
PediatricianSee 14 salaries from all locations


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Nemours Children's Health
PediatricianSee 14 salaries from all locations


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First Choice Pediatrics
PediatricianSee 12 salaries from all locations


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Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
PediatricianSee 12 salaries from all locations


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Bronx-Lebanon Hospital
PediatricianSee 11 salaries from all locations


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Hospital Sisters Health System
PediatricianSee 10 salaries from all locations


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The Guthrie Clinic
PediatricianSee 10 salaries from all locations


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Marshfield Clinic
PediatricianSee 10 salaries from all locations


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Midwest Neoped Associates
PediatricianSee 9 salaries from all locations


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Legacy Community Health Services
PediatricianSee 9 salaries from all locations


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MedStar Health
PediatricianSee 9 salaries from all locations


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Indiana Health Centers
PediatricianSee 9 salaries from all locations


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Children's National Hospital
PediatricianSee 8 salaries from all locations


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Pediatrician Salaries

Job TitleSalary
Golden Valley Health Centers Pediatrician salaries - 44 salaries reported$240,547/yr
University Pediatricians Pediatrician salaries - 35 salaries reported$100/hr
Saltzman, Tanis, Pittell, Levin & Jacobson, P.A. Pediatrician salaries - 29 salaries reported$221,042/yr
Mayo Clinic Pediatrician salaries - 27 salaries reported$218,620/yr
PGOA Pediatrician salaries - 22 salaries reported$176,653/yr
University Pediatrics Pediatrician salaries - 16 salaries reported$198,488/yr
Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician salaries - 15 salaries reported$255,695/yr
Sunset Community Health Center Pediatrician salaries - 14 salaries reported$243,224/yr
Nemours Children's Health Pediatrician salaries - 14 salaries reported$230,523/yr
First Choice Pediatrics Pediatrician salaries - 12 salaries reported$241,910/yr
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics Pediatrician salaries - 12 salaries reported$214,446/yr
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Pediatrician salaries - 11 salaries reported$216,458/yr
Hospital Sisters Health System Pediatrician salaries - 10 salaries reported$217,847/yr
The Guthrie Clinic Pediatrician salaries - 10 salaries reported$228,979/yr
Marshfield Clinic Pediatrician salaries - 10 salaries reported$235,390/yr
Midwest Neoped Associates Pediatrician salaries - 9 salaries reported$235,246/yr
Legacy Community Health Services Pediatrician salaries - 9 salaries reported$218,827/yr
MedStar Health Pediatrician salaries - 9 salaries reported$209,661/yr
Indiana Health Centers Pediatrician salaries - 9 salaries reported$212,508/yr
Children's National Hospital Pediatrician salaries - 8 salaries reported$217,828/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Pediatrician in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Pediatrician in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $237,321, Nonprofit & NGO with a median total pay of $226,598, Healthcare with a median total pay of $218,849, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $206,370, and Education with a median total pay of $200,053.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$237,321

    7% Higher than other industries

  • Nonprofit & NGONonprofit & NGO$226,598

    3% Higher than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$218,849

    1% Lower than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$206,370

    7% Lower than other industries

  • EducationEducation$200,053

    10% Lower than other industries

Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

The top paying company in Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology for Pediatrician is Health Access Network.

Health Access NetworkHealth Access Network$237,321/yr

Pediatrician pay FAQ

The average salary for a Pediatrician is $255,999 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 1876 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Pediatrician employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Pediatrician in United States is $358,399 per year.

The lowest salary for a Pediatrician in United States is $191,999 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Pediatrician or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Pediatrician.

Pediatricians are among the most highly paid professionals. This salary reflects the field’s high educational barriers to entry and in-demand work. Pediatricians work full time, and often face irregular, holiday and overnight hours. While on duty, they may travel in between their primary care offices and an affiliated hospital. Some pediatricians work in group settings to coordinate patient care, which reduces independence but improves flexibility. Pediatricians trained by the top-ranking schools and those employed by the wealthiest hospitals often earn the highest pay.

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According to anonymous Glassdoor users, roughly 66% of respondents are satisfied with their pediatrician salary. Training for two to six years in a subspecialty can increase the likelihood of earning a good salary as a pediatrician, and many roles may offer the potential for around $32,633.76 in additional pay.

How much you can earn as a pediatrician depends on where you live, your specialty, and your seniority, but most pediatricians make between $148,475.83 and $468,466.86. The average pediatrician's total pay is around $255,992.82, including bonuses and other perks.

Your earning potential will increase with experience. Therefore, researching the typical pediatrician career path can help you determine a fair salary expectation based on seniority.

If you're unsatisfied with your salary as a pediatrician or you long for more financial freedom, training in an in-demand subspecialty can help. Desirable specialties can vary by area and organization. However, there's generally a high demand for pediatric cardiologists, endocrinologists, and critical care specialists. Emergency care specialists may also earn more than general pediatricians and those in less sought-after subspecialties.

Board certification through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is a mandatory requirement for certain organizations and providers. Therefore, achieving your ABP certification can open up broader job opportunities, which could include higher-paid roles.

If you've just received a less-than-stellar pediatrician job offer or you're unhappy with your current pediatrician salary, you may be able to negotiate. Firstly, it's worth finding out what pediatricians in the same specialty usually earn where you live. Average salaries vary widely by state and area, and knowing what you're worth can help you negotiate confidently.

If your employer can't offer you the salary you were hoping for, consider whether certain benefits or bonuses would make the job offer worth accepting. For example, you could request student loan repayments or extra paid vacation to make your contract more valuable.

Additional Resources

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