Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States, with median pay hovering around $204K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Obstetrician / Gynecologists. Female Obstetrician / Gynecologists make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$104,013 - $297,202
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MEDIAN: $204,273
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$14.90 - $111.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$104,013 - $297,202  
   
Bonus
$1,939 - $50,775  
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
Total Pay (?
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$91,990 - $300,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $111.45  
   
Overtime
$30.64 - $122.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$1,939 - $50,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$15,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$91,990 - $300,918  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

An OB/GYN is a medical physician with advanced training, knowledge and certification in the specialty care area of obstetrics and gynecology. OB/GYNs provide healthcare services to women throughout the lifespan, including preventative services, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of reproductive abnormalities. The OB/GYN must complete a thorough examination and medical history of the patient. The OB/GYN not only focuses on illness, but also health promotion, and provides patient education on weight loss, diet, exercise, personal hygiene and preventative care for diseases and cancer. The OB/GYN provides gynecological care to women of any age, as well as obstetrical care and family planning to females of reproductive age. An extensive knowledge of both normal and abnormal conditions related to pregnancy and fertility is required. The OB/GYN is skilled gynecological and obstetrical surgical procedures, such as cesarean sections. OB/GYNs may attend deliveries and provide care to the postpartum mother and newborn. OB/GYNs may supervise mid-level providers such as certified nurse midwives, and assistive personnel such as medical assistants. To become an OB/GYN is a vigerous process. One must first complete a 4-year degree for entry into a medical college. After completion of a 3 year medical school program, another 3-7 years of residency in the specialty areas of obstetrics and gynecology is required. Yearly continuing-education is required to maintain licensing and certification. An OB/GYN must maintain medical malpractice insurance, which is not inexpensive.


Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Tasks

  • Diagnose illness and prescribe treatment for females in the realm of pregnancy, reproductive systems, and general care.
  • Offer childbirth, prenatal, natal, and postpartum care of mothers and fetuses.
  • Counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventative care.
  • Examine patients and their medical histories.

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Pay by Experience Level for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Obstetrician / Gynecologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $191K. For Obstetrician / Gynecologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $244K. Obstetrician / Gynecologists who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $252K on average.

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Key Stats for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$203,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲18%

Surgery
▲8%


National Average
$203,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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