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LocumTenens.com Salary Surveys

Pediatric Salary

How much do pediatricians make?

What is the salary for a pediatrician?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in August and September 2022. Survey respondents represent pediatricians who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average Pediatrician Salary in 2022


Historical Salary Data

How does this year's salary for pediatricians compare to other years?

In 2022, the average pediatrician’s salary showed clear signs of rebounding after a pandemic low point. During the earlier phases of COVID-19, workloads and salaries both decreased, mostly due to fewer sick children and parent fear of exposure in routine appointments. The pandemic also led to increased stress and burnout for pediatricians. A considerable segment of pediatricians (21%) expressed dissatisfaction with their job in 2022.

To learn more about how current physician trends are changing, view the Future of Work Survey Report which presents in-depth insights about the evolving healthcare landscape in the U.S.

2021 data not available.

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Survey Results

Demographic insights by gender

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Emergency medicine


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Emergency medicine



Where did pediatricians work in 2022?

Last year, most pediatricians worked for medical groups.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - Pediatric

Hospital employed


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group practice - Pediatric

Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Community center - Pediatric

Independent medical group / practice



Pediatricians who took this survey

Almost no pediatricians born before 1945 are left in the workforce, making up 1%, while baby boomers, generation X and millennials make up virtually the entirety of this labor pool. Over half (56%) of pediatricians are full time employees.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are emergency medicine physicians?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to September 2022. The 2,571 respondents represent a broad range of U.S.-based clinicians, roles, specialties, ages, facility sizes and experience levels. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. The age range of respondents is 26-79 and 46 medical specialties are represented. The data from the survey responses was compiled and analyzed by experts in the healthcare industry to formulate the insights shown here.