Pediatricians are one of the happiest careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, pediatricians rate their career happiness 4.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 9% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy pediatricians are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are pediatricians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do pediatricians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as pediatricians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are pediatrician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are pediatricians making the best use of their abilities?

Are pediatricians happy with their salary?