Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary
Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $204K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most Obstetrician / Gynecologists survey respondents are women (74 percent). Most Obstetrician / Gynecologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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.
Obstetrician / Gynecologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $187K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $240K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $256K on average.
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