I don't understand why pediatric salaries are so low. The pediatrician I did my rotations with never saw less than 40 patients a day when I was there. He said often during the winter 55. This was all while working 38-40 hours a week. So let's say hypothetically: Some level 2/3 Low end reimbursement 75$ per visit and low end 40 patients per day. 75$ X 40 patients X 5 days X 48 weeks(-4 vacation) 800k a year he had two lpn's employed.. So even u payed 400k in salaries overhead malpractice and billing that leaves 400k. Where is all the money going to make the average salary 180k. It seems to me they should make more money than fam prac because it's difficult to see over 25 patients a day. I kno u throw in some labs and ekgs etc but...not 20 patients worth of billing? I plan on doing emergency medicine I'm Just asking out of curiosity. I was a finance major in undergrad... It just doesn't add up to me.