Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for pediatricians in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 3,810 pediatricians currently employed in the United States.
  • 72.8% of all pediatricians are women, while 27.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed pediatrician is 48 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of pediatricians is White (64.6%), followed by Asian (18.1%), Hispanic or Latino (9.2%) and Black or African American (5.2%).
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • 10% of all pediatricians are LGBT.
  • Pediatricians are 82% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Pediatrician Statistics By Gender

72.8% of pediatricians are women and 27.2% of pediatricians are men.

  • Female, 72.8%
  • Male, 27.2%

Pediatricians By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female72.8%
Male27.2%

Gender Pay Gap For Pediatrician

Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$179,167
female-income
Female Income
$167,012

Pediatrician Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the pediatrician position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Pediatrician Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201037.33%62.67%
201135.91%64.09%
201236.71%63.29%
201335.27%64.73%
201434.45%65.55%
201534.66%65.34%
201633.93%66.07%
201732.16%67.84%
201830.73%69.27%

Pediatrician Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, flight surgeon and optometrist, owner have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Staff Nurse Midwife2%98%
Perinatal Nurse3%97%
Therapeutic Dietitian3%97%
Pediatrician27%73%
Radiology Resident75%25%
Optometrist, Owner76%24%
Flight Surgeon82%18%

Pediatrician Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among pediatricians is White, which makes up 64.6% of all pediatricians. Comparatively, there are 18.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 64.6%
  • Asian, 18.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 9.2%
  • Black or African American, 5.2%
  • Unknown, 2.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.1%

Pediatrician Race

Pediatrician RacePercentages
White64.6%
Asian18.1%
Hispanic or Latino9.2%
Black or African American5.2%
Unknown2.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.1%

Pediatrician Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among pediatricians.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Pediatrician Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201067.18%5.15%16.73%8.61%
201167.22%5.23%16.66%8.46%
201267.30%4.99%16.31%8.98%
201365.38%5.41%17.52%9.21%
201466.47%5.03%17.09%8.95%
201566.59%4.88%17.31%9.01%
201664.55%5.26%18.73%8.68%
201765.17%5.12%17.89%9.12%
201864.59%5.20%18.11%9.23%

Pediatrician Wage Gap By Race

Asian pediatricians have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Unknown pediatricians have the lowest average salary at $169,904.
$178,000
$176,000
$174,000
$172,000
$170,000
$168,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$169,904
White$175,699
Black or African American$171,128
Asian$176,767
Hispanic or Latino$171,950

Pediatrician JOBS

Average Age of a Pediatrician

We determined the average age of pediatricians based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Pediatrician Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown4342
White5146
Black or African American53.545
Asian4643
Hispanic or Latino5243

Pediatrician Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of pediatrician employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of pediatricians is 40+ years old, which represents 73% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Pediatrician Age

Pediatrician YearsPercentages
40+ years73%
30-40 years26%
20-30 years1%

Types of Pediatrician Degree Levels

The most common degree for pediatricians is doctoral degree 34% of pediatricians earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 27% and rounding it off is master's degree with 8%.

  • Doctorate, 34%
  • Bachelors, 27%
  • Masters, 8%
  • Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 25%

Pediatricians By Education

Pediatrician DegreePercentages
Doctorate34%
Bachelors27%
Masters8%
Diploma6%
Other Degrees25%

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Pediatrician Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where pediatricians work. We found most pediatricians work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most pediatricians is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire pediatricians.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Pediatrician Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees4%
50 - 100 employees4%
100 - 500 employees13%
500 - 1,000 employees28%
1,000 - 10,000 employees47%
> 10,000 employees5%

The Types Of Companies Pediatrician Work In

Employees with the pediatrician job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most pediatricians prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

Education

Private

Government

Pediatrician Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education12%
Private82%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Pediatricians

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ pediatricians. Those industries include health care, non profits and education.

Health Care

Professional

Education

Insurance

Government

Pediatrician Turnover And Employment Statistics

Pediatrician Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of pediatricians changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Pediatrician Unemployment Rate By Year

YearPediatrician Unemployment Rate
20100.73%
20110.72%
20120.53%
20130.68%
20140.67%
20150.66%
20160.38%
20170.38%
20180.55%

The Average Number of Years That Pediatrician Stay in a Job

By looking over 1,392 pediatricians resumes, we figured out that the average pediatrician enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Pediatrician Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year22%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years14%
8-10 years6%
11+ years16%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Pediatricians with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to pediatricians.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Apothecary5.03%12,612
Nurse Educator8.34%537,803
Pediatrician9.88%
Medical Staff Physician13.39%150,445
Optometrist13.47%20,993
Reflexologist16.48%6200.00%
Pediatric Surgeon20.24%35,576

Pediatrician LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Apothecary5.03%12,612
Nurse Educator8.34%537,803
Medical Staff Physician13.39%150,445
Optometrist13.47%20,993
Reflexologist16.48%62
Pediatric Surgeon20.24%35,576

Foreign Languages Spoken By Pediatricians

The most common foreign language among pediatricians is Spanish at 51.8%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Russian at 11.8% and Ukrainian is the third-most popular at 4.7%.

  • Spanish, 51.8%
  • Russian, 11.8%
  • Ukrainian, 4.7%
  • French, 4.7%
  • German, 3.5%
  • Other, 23.5%

Pediatrician Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish51.8%
Russian11.8%
Ukrainian4.7%
French4.7%
German3.5%
Other23.5%

Pediatrician Jobs

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Pediatrician Heatmaps

Where Do Pediatricians Earn The Most?

Pediatricians earn the most in North Dakota, where the average pediatrician salary is $211,128. The map here shows where pediatricians earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Pediatricians?

By looking through more than 1,392 resumes, we found that the most popular places for pediatricians are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Pediatricians

Number Of Pediatrician Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1California137$192,286
2Florida114$157,836
3New York106$175,687
4Pennsylvania102$176,881
5Texas87$176,214
6Massachusetts71$175,628
7Indiana67$189,366
8Connecticut67$182,104
9Arizona64$158,198
10North Carolina59$161,002
11Illinois50$184,498
12Ohio40$175,864
13Oregon39$195,855
14Wisconsin36$207,259
15Georgia36$175,392
16Tennessee33$181,352
17Washington31$196,665
18Nevada27$202,171
19Virginia26$178,439
20Maine22$186,554
21New Jersey22$170,876
22Alabama21$191,185
23Louisiana21$155,073
24Michigan20$171,432
25Maryland19$170,091
26Colorado18$198,364
27Minnesota17$206,748
28Missouri17$195,269
29South Carolina17$157,966
30Alaska16$211,108
31New Mexico15$196,281
32Iowa14$203,340
33Oklahoma14$188,594
34Kentucky13$180,587
35Mississippi11$186,281
36Delaware10$169,898
37New Hampshire9$193,843
38Arkansas7$189,966
39Kansas7$178,304
40Hawaii6$116,915
41Wyoming5$207,745
42Vermont5$167,627
43Utah4$204,075
44Montana4$179,309
45Nebraska4$180,667
46Rhode Island4$179,448
47District of Columbia4$183,543
48South Dakota3$194,484
49North Dakota2$211,128
50Idaho1$191,934
51West Virginia0$177,868

Pediatrician Demographics FAQs

How Many Pediatrician Are There In The Us?

There are over 4,457 Pediatricians in the United States.

What Percentage Of Pediatricians Are Black?

5.2% of Pediatricians are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Pediatricians?

Most a are White, with 64.6% of Pediatricians belonging to this ethnicity. 18.1% of Pediatricians are Asian, 9.2% of Pediatricians are Hispanic or Latino, 5.2% of Pediatricians are Black or African American, 2.8% of Pediatricians are Unknown, and 0.1% of Pediatricians are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Pediatrician Jobs Male - Dominated ?

No, Pediatrician jobs are not male - dominated. 72% of Pediatricians are female, and 27% are male, so there are more female Pediatricians than male Pediatricians in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Pediatrician ?

The average Pediatrician is 48 years old. 73% of Pediatricians are 40+ years old or older, 26% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 1% are between 20-30 years old

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