Pediatric salary

How much do pediatricians make?

What is the salary for pediatricians?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey in May of 2021. 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's salary in 2020

$185,832

Historical salary data

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

Almost half (44%) of pediatricians said their salaries decreased during the pandemic and 77% said their workload decreased, mostly due to fewer sick children and parent fear of exposure in routine appointments. COVID-19 led to increased stress for pediatricians with 55% reporting burnout. Seventy-four percent of pediatricians have already taken or will be taking time off work in the next few months and 45% are planning to make a job change within a year.

To learn more about how physician trends changed due to COVID-19, view the full report here.

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Survey Results 

Demographic insights by gender

In 2020, most pediatricians were female.

LocumTenens.com Family Practice Salary Survey - Male Salary

Male

27%
LocumTenens.com Family PracticeSalary Survey - Female Salary

Female

73%

Where did pediatricians work in 2020?

Last year, most pediatricians worked for clinics or community health centers.

Internal Medicine Salary Survey - Hospital Employed

Hospital employed

26%

Internal Medicine Salary Survey - Academic

Group practice

22%

Internal Medicine Salary Survey - Group practice

Clinic or community center

33%

View clinician employment trends during the pandemic and insight into how COVID-19 affected their salary and workload.

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Respondent demographics

Pediatricians who took this survey

Most pediatricians are from the baby boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) and in 2020 most worked in the southeast. Most were full-time employed physicians but 46% are considering a job change within the next year. To learn more about how physician trends changed due to COVID-19, view the full report here.

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are pediatricians?

We've got salary reports from other years, too!

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Methodology

Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in May 2021. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 2300 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states.

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