Pediatrician Salary – How Much Do Pediatricians Make Per Year?

Pediatrician Salary - How Much Do Pediatricians Make Per Year?

The Advisory Council for General Surgery reported that the number of general surgeons in the US in the mid 90′s was between 17,289 and 23,502, or a ratio of a little over 7 general surgeons per 100,000 people.  As many as 33% of today’s practicing physicians may retire by the year 2020. It is hence projected that because of the number of retiring surgeons, available work opportunities for them is solid and should continue to grow. There are actual concerns about a probable scarcity in the near future as older physicians retire. Rural areas are markedly vulnerable, as they are prone to being unable to attract and retain physicians, statistically.

Increased careers will be available surgeons in areas of poorer populations or rural areas. Surgeons brought in an average annual salary of $240,533 to $361,589 in 2008, as quoted from reports. Salaries vary according to experience in the field, geographic location, and professional sub-specialization.

General Surgeon’s Salary Range

Like most medical specializations and sub-specializations, the amount of experience, geographic location and the type of facility and determine the General Surgeons salary. The Allied Physicians Salary Survey exposed a difference in salary for general surgeons by years of experience as follows: * 1-2 Years – $226,000 * 3 or More – $291,000 * Max – $520,000.


General Surgeon Job Overview

The international job overview for surgery physicians is good as well because the shortage for physicians is taking place around the world. Job opportunities are estimated to grow more rapidly than the usual between ’10 and ’14. The Department of Labor published a report that 14.6 percent of all practicing doctors are specialized in surgery.

The Aging Population in the US

The US demographic is growing old. From ’10 and ’35, all age groups 70 and above will go up by over 95%. This indicates that there will be a larger demand for all physician services and a relatively lesser and younger population of surgeons taking the outgoing doctor’s place . Some fear that as the Baby Boomer generation starts receiving Medicare coverage the older physicians may retire more quickly rather than accept the lower fees and larger workload of the federally sponsored Medicare. Additionally, it is estimated that as many as one-third of today’s practicing physicians will retire by 2020.  However, the recession and great job loss across the land has had a direct impact on the revenue intake to doctors. When people lose their job, they also lose their health care benefits and as a result access to health care.

Stock Market Decline impact on Retirement

The latest stock market decline has impacted older physicians’ choices. Some physicians are putting off retirement because of the economy’s impact on their retirement funds. But even a 3 to five year delay won’t address the impending shortfall of experienced doctors. Some newer doctors are looking to Locum Surgery jobs for the short term to remain on hand for better work.

Health Insurance Reform

 Even with the health insurance reform bill at last signed into law, its effect on our health care is not yet known. By 2014 there will be an increase in the enrollment into health care insurance programs. This increase, when combined with the sustained aging of the population, should push need for services and therefore expenses higher. Then again, no one yet knows what will come about with reimbursement rates from Medicare and this new program. The uncertainty is will there be rate a cut of remuneration rates for different specialties by Medicare, and will this new program develop into a decreasing factor of the earnings of all specialties including Surgery, its related specialties, and subspecializations.

 Clearly the Obama administration has it’s work cut out for it. We are aging and there are less and less young people to carry this growing fiscal burden. The Sins of the Fathers…


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This second of two clips from a 1946 film produced by General Motors provides a fictional history of the development of industrial medicine in the United States in the early 20th century. Medical services for workers in the United States were quite limited in the 19th century. The role of the company doctor was confined mainly to the surgical repair of victims of industrial accidents. In the early 1900s, while the surgical treatment of accidents remained paramount, industrial doctors began conducting periodic as well as pre-employment health exams and became more concerned with the health supervision of workers. With the adoption of workers comp laws beginning about 1910, industrial medicine also became increasingly involved in preventive medical engineering of the workplace. Doctors who worked for companies were generally regarded with suspicion by workers and by the medical profession. For a surgeon or physician to accept a position with a manufacturing company was to earn the contempt of his colleagues, wrote Alice Hamilton, physician and toxicologist who played a prominent role in exposing dangerous working conditions in the early decades of the 20th century. Industrial physicians were among the first doctors to work for salaries and quickly ran afoul of an American Medical Association, for which salary was anathema, but this distinction became blurred as more and more physicians joined salaried ranks. Read more in Paul Starrs book – The Social Transformation of <b>…</b>

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18 Responses to Pediatrician Salary – How Much Do Pediatricians Make Per Year?

  1. Noah B says:

    The salaries will vary from state to state. Check and put in your zip code, that will be all the info you need.

  2. Jennie says:

    according to them 70%

  3. ......... says:

    Physicain salaries depend on many factors, including the specialty, geographic location, business structure, average patient profile, number of hours and level of responsibility, cost of insurance, sub-specialization.

    A doctor employed by a hospital or health plan might have a lower income than a self-employed physician, but the employee doctor won't do as much paperwork, worry about insurance, get emergencies in the night, etc.

    With a lot of elderly patients, a doctor might have a lower salary because he or she will usually get paid less by Medicare than by private insurance. Malpractice insurance varies by state and other regional factors. A doctor working in a well-respected University hospital emergency room can expect to be at the bottom of ER physicians while partners leasing an emergency room from a hospital can expect to make much more money in exchange for more responsibility and management decisions.

    Most importantly, the specialties with more elective care and procedures tend to get paid more. Think about emergency med versus dermatology. Broken bones must be fixed. Facial peels are usually cosmetic and not paid for by insurance, so patients pay for the whole thing. And pay they do!

    Also, surgeons tend to make more than doctors who see patients. This goes back to the days when surgeons ran hospitals and insurance companies. Our system is geared to pay for volume, not quality. Do more stuff, make more money. Save lives the hard way (diagnostic acuity, lifestyle management, patient education, etc.), get paid less.

  4. Toxicjazzlove says:

    @Kynokeh that’s not nice.

  5. iDontbreakPS3 says:

    @ILoveUSA1995 youre 16, have you experienced it=?
    Fucking asshole, go back to your cave.

  6. NashvilleKildCountry says:

    I agree that money is no reason for entering ANY sort of medical field. Fortunately, many medical school selection procedures seem to weed out those only in it for pay. Medical schools surprisingly have some of the lowest attrition rates of any professional schools. Enter a field of work because you can enjoy it and get enthused about it. The good pay should just be a convenient side-effect of doing what you love.

  7. andrew says:

    In Canada,

    Annual earnings for plastic surgeons vary depending on experience, the number of hours worked, and the type of procedures they do. Most plastic surgeons earn between $70,000 and $375,000 a year.

    However, this number does not take into account their expenses, such as staff salaries and the purchase of equipment and insurance. It also does not include the money they make from performing cosmetic procedures. Cosmetic surgery, such as facelifts, is not covered by the government, but many people are willing to pay the costs of such procedures themselves. Earnings from these procedures can greatly increase a plastic surgeon’s income.

    In addition to their salaries, most plastic surgeons who work for medical organizations such as hospitals receive benefits. These usually include paid vacation and sick days, pension plans, and health and life insurance. Surgeons who work for themselves must provide their own benefits.

  8. ILoveUSA1995 says:

    The doctors who are in family medicine make 150,000$ Surgeons make about 500,000$!

  9. Gtrplyr1 says:

    I have a question if anyone can answer. I am premed right now with the desire of going into psychiatry. My question is once you obtain your medical degree for psychiatry, would it be hard to become a neurosurgeon if one desires to do so? I am aware it’s a different class /different study, but what would be he additional step?

  10. OO77OO says:

    It is good that you are planning ahead, however, your question makes me question your true motives for this career. You are looking at 4 yrs. college, plus 4 yrs. medical school, 1 yr. internship, 2 yr. residency, and 8 yrs. specialty in neurosurgery. Salary varies depending upon where you live, where you work, and years of experience.

    Courses include biology, organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, math through calculus, anatomy & physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, and psychology.

    Competition is stiff, and several doctors I know applied more than once to gain admission to medical school.

    I highly recommend you see a career counselor to explore your career options. It takes a very committed, brilliant, and compassionate person to become a neurosurgeon. From experience I speak, having worked with two of the finest at a state university.

    Best wishes.

  11. TrueVideo says:

    @Peedee333mmm not if you can’t spell it correctly.

  12. brandonadkins94 says:

    Just so you know, there's no such thing as a "breast surgeon."

    Plastic surgeons do all kinds of plastic surgery. Someone who is a plastic surgeon might specialize in breast augmentation or breast reduction, but chances are, he or she is also very good at liposuction and face lifts. In any case, the average plastic surgeon in the United States makes $317,846 yearly.

    Just like with plastic surgery, among cancer specialists, there is no one who just focuses only on breast cancer. Breast cancer is often discovered by a woman's primary care physician during a routine exam ($147,516 yearly) or by her OB/GYN ($248,294 yearly.) For care specifically related to her cancer, she will likely have to see a small army of cancer specialists, who focus on different aspects of her care. These will start with a medical oncologist ($218,917) who will oversee her care and coordinate other specialist treatments. She will also likely see a radiation oncologist for chemo ($385,000) and a surgical oncologist for tumor removal and/or mastectomies ($184,704).

    Keep in mind, too, that all of these oncologists and specialists will see other kinds of cancer patients–brain, liver, skin, etc. There is no doctor who JUST deals with breast care.

    Also, these salaries are just averages. Most doctors will make considerably less than this their first three years or so of practice and many will likely make much more than this as they practice longer and develop a name for themselves in the medical community. But none of them will make this kind of money or a name for themselves just by dealing with one specific part of the body.

  13. Gtrplyr1 says:

    The deserve a lot more imo.

  14. Solidgrass says:

    @Peedee333mmm No you wont. Taxes will drop that severely.

  15. April_Aesthetic says:

    Do you mean residency salary, or after all training?

    Residency salary is in the 40-50k's.

    Just starting salaries is hard to say. Avg salary for starting surgeons is in the low 200s but it really varies depending on your schooling and where you work.

    below is a great site from the association of american medical colleges.

  16. Toxicjazzlove says:

    @Peedee333mmm maybe not 1 million a year hunny. But over 300,000$

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