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How much does a Pediatrician make a year?

I want to become a Pediatrician since I was 12.
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Brooke’s Answer

Hi Sammy,
Pediatricians make a variety of salaries depending on where they practice, starting anywhere from $100,000 - $150,000. Peds is not one of the highest earning specialties.

Jobs right after residency, in underserved areas and in academic medical centers are lower paying in general. If you take a job in public service or at a federally qualified health center you may be able to get loan repayment or loan forgiveness which helps out financially in the long run.

Certain private practices and larger groups offer bonus pay as you see more patients. It all depends on what makes you happy.

If you’ve been dreaming about becoming a pediatrician since the age of 12, then keep up your enthusiasm and know that when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life (well, not entirely true...residency will kick your butt...and COVID was insanity...loving what you do is totally worth the commitment)!

Thank you! I learned ALOT from you! =D Sammy G.

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Traci’s Answer

Hi Sammy! After a quick Google search, I found that the national average annual salary of a pediatrician is $183,240. The annual salaries vary by state, but this same search shows that pediatricians in Alaska make an average of $268,010 per year. Here is that Forbes article for you to look at: https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2020/02/27/pediatrician-salary-state/?sh=45fbe9c96759.

Thank you! This was very helpful for me! =D : EDIT Sammy G.

Best of luck to you, Sammy! Becoming a Pediatrician would be a very rewarding career. Traci Thomas

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Sammy:

The salary for a Pediatrician will be different from state to state. I agree with Dr. Balchan regarding "jobs right after residency, in underserved areas and in academic medical centers are lower paying in general. If you take a job in public service or at a federally qualified health center you may be able to get loan repayment or loan forgiveness which helps out financially in the long run". My son is in his last months of residency as a Pediatrician and will be going into a "sub-specialty" (doctors with pediatrician specialties typically serve as consultants to the patient’s primary pediatrician. They assist in diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and conditions that fall outside a family pediatrician’s area of expertise and help develop care and treatment programs in concert with the primary care physician) program. Here's some information I hope you find useful. . . .

5 BEST STATES FOR PEDIATRICIANS
• Alaska - $268,010
• Wisconsin - $258,850
• North Dakota - $258,680
• Mississippi - $249,270
• Nevada - $247360

5 HIGHEST PAYING CITIES FOR PEDIATRICIANS
• Montgomery, Alabama - $285,070
• Jackson, Mississippi - $283,960
• Rockford, Illinois - $277,390
• Killeen, Texas - $273,770
• Chico, California - $270,550

Keep researching your dream job and finding out as much as you can. The path is a long journey but you can do it. Best of luck to you! 😉

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

Pediatrician Salary • https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/pediatrician/salary
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Types of Pediatrician Specialties • https://www.superpages.com/em/pediatrician-specialties/
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Miko’s Answer

Hi Sammy! I was able to narrow your search and get salaries for pediatricians in Arizona! I hope this helps with your career choice. Good luck!

https://www.salary.com/research/salary/benchmark/pediatric-physician-salary/phoenix-az

Thank you, Miko. This helped me alot! Sammy G.

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