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Famous for low salaries, pediatrics is a specialty that has its own rewards. Despite its reputation for poor pay, pediatric specialists can draw high compensation levels, and even primary care physicians in high-volume practices can have high salaries.
Pediatrics salary results, as well as those provided for different medical and surgical specialties, are based on surveys of physicians in different medical specialities, and are publicly available on the web.
Pediatric locum tenens positions will often set base pay scale on the national average income of pediatricians. The pay can be adjusted by local cost-of-living difference from the national average.
In evaluating physician jobs, it is useful to know the average pay for a given specialty. Independent of locum tenens positions, the national average of physician salaries in different specialties is often used as a target: a physician who generates the average patient income for the specialty receives the average . Bonuses are often pegged to the amount of income generated above the average.
The average physician salary for an internist (see Internal Medicine Survey) can be used as a benchmark for comparison with other medical specialities.
Source: Allied Physicians, Salary Survey 2003-2006
(Previous values from Physicians Search 1998 Salary Survey)