This is how it is working out for kids & adults. I will say that it is difficult to have much sympathy for the docs who make $182,186 a year. & I know that pediatrics & all of its permutations is the lowest paid of the specialties. Family medicine is even worse - $178,366 a year. Still, not a bad year's wage. Again, however, this is the result of the market. Why go into family medicine for its paltry wage when you can make $470,000 as a cardiac surgeon, or $424,992 as an interventionist radiologist (that's a bit of an oxymoron, eh?), or $417,106 as a sports medicine surgeon? This is another chapter in the Why I Hate Capitalism rant.