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
Gender Pay Gap For Pediatrician
Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Pediatrician Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the pediatrician position over time.
Pediatrician Gender By Year
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.
|Staff Nurse Midwife||2%||98%|
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%
|Hispanic or Latino||9.2%|
|Black or African American||5.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.1%|
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.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Pediatrician Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Pediatrician Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$171,128|
|Hispanic or Latino||$171,950|
Average Age of a Pediatrician
We determined the average age of pediatricians based on ethnicity and gender.
Pediatrician Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||53.5||45|
|Hispanic or Latino||52||43|
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.
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
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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.
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
Pediatrician Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||4%|
|50 - 100 employees||4%|
|100 - 500 employees||13%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||28%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||47%|
|> 10,000 employees||5%|
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.
Pediatrician Jobs By Sector
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.
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
|Year||Pediatrician Unemployment Rate|
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
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||22%|
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 Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Medical Staff Physician||13.39%||150,445|
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