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General Pediatricians Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for general pediatricians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of general pediatricians among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of General Pediatricians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$81,520
25th Percentile Wage
$135,820
50th Percentile Wage
$175,500
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for general pediatricians in California in 5 percentile scales. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $175,500. The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $135,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $81,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.19
25th Percentile Wage
$65.30
50th Percentile Wage
$84.37
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for general pediatricians in California in 5 percentile scales. The median hourly salary is $84.37. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $65.30. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.19.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of general pediatricians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016175,500-5.66%14.51%
2015185,4408.34%-
2014169,9709.24%-
2013154,2602.74%-
2012150,030--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of General Pediatricians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of general pediatricians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of general pediatricians in state of California ranges from $62,770 to $204,090. The highest paying area for general pediatricians in California is Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville with a median annual salary of $204,090. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (mean annual salary $183,050). The lowest paying area is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $62,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$204,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$183,050
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$176,440
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$174,800
Fresno
$173,920
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$169,510
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$166,680
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$152,580
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$149,990
Vallejo-Fairfield
$145,250
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$142,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$134,590
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$121,930
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$62,770


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