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Pediatrics Salaries (2)

Pediatrics Salaries (2)

Additional pediatric subspecialties not listed above include:

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Sleep Medicine

Private Practice Pediatrics Salary vs. Salaries of Employed Pediatricians

Private practice physicians typically have higher gross incomes and more autonomy than physicians employed by medical institutions. That said, physicians in large practices or hospital-associated practices report that once malpractice coverage, retirement contributions, life insurance and health benefits are taken into account, their compensation comes close to that of private practice physicians. Employed physicians also tend to report that they carry more of a “family friendly” 40 hour work week than the private practice physician, and that they appreciate the paid vacation time. Ultimately, when deciding whether to work in a private practice or as an employed pediatrician, your desired lifestyle and personal preferences can carry as much weight as the expected fiscal returns.

Locum Tenens Salary

Another factor that will directly affect salary is whether the pediatrician pursues a career in a permanent, long-term setting (either at their own practice or at a medical facility) or as a locum tenens physician.

For Locum Tenens, salary will depend on how the temporary work is laid out. Medical facilities may pay by the hour, per diem, by the week, or by the month. Still others pay for on-call pediatrician work. Overtime may be compensated at a time-and-a-half rate.

A typical per diem rate for the average locum tenens pediatrician is in the range of $400 to $430, with malpractice insurance, travel and housing expenses usually covered by the hiring company.

Other Resources

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Pediatrics jobs by subspecialty and geographic location

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)