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How much do general pediatricians make per year?

Discussion in 'Pediatrics' started by IceMan007, 05.05.08.

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  1. IceMan007

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    I keep reading that general pediatricians are on the low end of the pay scale, but I have no concept of what the pay scale is and what would relatively be the low end. Can someone put up some numbers to give us a better idea? Thanks.
     
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    Sure, that's why we created a FAQ!

    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/showpost.php?p=6306652&postcount=17 and go look at #8

    Alternately, try putting in the words "pediatricians" and "salary" into Google and the first handful of links I got back had the answers! Actually, the ones I looked at were pretty reasonable answers too. Of course, you realize that since you are a premed, these numbers might change between now and when you finish your pedi residency in 8-10 years or whenever?

    I will ask you, however, the same question I've asked others who ask the same question here. That is "What is the amount you would need to earn to decide to become a pediatrician?" Answer that question honestly for yourself and then you can make some career decisions. Pediatric salaries may go up a bit or may go down a bit over the next 10 years, but I personally doubt there will be some massive change such that general pediatricians don't make about what other primary care physicians make and that is towards the lower end, or even at the lower end, of the income curve.
     
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    Does anyone know what happened to this FAQ? It'd be nice to have an updated version of this
     
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    Do pediatric hospitalists generally make a little more than you would in a primarily outpatient practice? Would it be practical to make >200k working as a pediatric hospitalist and moonlighting on peds urgent care, etc? I'm interested in pediatrics but I go to one of the most expensive med schools in the country, so I'm just trying to see what my options would be in peds with >400k in loan debt.
     
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    Our third years are currently working on job offers, and I've heard of offers of >200K in an outpatient practice with no hospital call. Just depends on whether or not you want to move to Montana or Upstate NY.
     
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    There's a very wide range. As Mvenus says, it just depends on where you want to be and what you want to do. Yes it's possible, but there are always trade offs.
     
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    Salary trend for peds is down. 2013 Medscape salary report were next to the bottom and 2014 were at the very bottom
     
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    Peds cardiac surgery is not a pediatric subspecialty; it is a subspecialty of cardiothoracic surgery, which is a subspecialty of general surgery. Thus, it does not apply to those pursing pediatrics.
     
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    I have deleted the recruiter's post as it was a disguised job-advertising posting that was posted elsewhere as well. Personally, I wouldn't be too enthused about anecdotal data from someone who thinks that ped subspecialists earn way more than general pediatricians (not true except for a couple specialties, this is actual data...) and doesn't know that surgeons of any sort are not pediatric subspecialists.
     
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