How Much Do Pediatricians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries


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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$184570 per year
Hourly wage
$89 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$69,470 to $126,930 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$33 to $61 per hour

Entry-level Pediatricians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $69,470 to $126,930 per year or $33 to $61 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Pediatricians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $100+ $208,000+
Senior (Top 25%) $100+ $208,000+
Middle (Mid 50%) $85 $177,130
Junior (Bottom 25%) $61 $126,930
No experience (Bottom 10%) $33 $69,470

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
MT $129 $268,760
AK $127 $263,390
UT $123 $255,900
NH $123 $255,170
WI $118 $246,020
RI $112 $231,910
NV $110 $229,620
WY $108 $224,170
IA $108 $223,940
PA $107 $223,350

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Pediatrician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Pediatricians are in the states of MT, AK, UT, NH and WI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $209490 $100.72
Outpatient Care Centers $207560 $99.79
Local Government $198940 $95.65
Management of Companies and Enterprises $197090 $94.75
Offices of Physicians $191770 $92.20
Specialty Hospitals $180120 $86.59
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $169090 $81.29
Other Residential Care Facilities $139030 $66.84
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $131230 $63.09
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $93950 $45.17
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