Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary
Salaries for Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($205K) per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Obstetrician / Gynecologists report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Obstetrician / Gynecologists make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.
|Salary||$127,598 - $300,225|
|Bonus||$2,500 - $50,868|
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|$100,304 - $302,562|
|Hourly Rate||$15.78 - $109.28|
|Overtime||$5.21 - $100.67|
|Bonus||$2,500 - $50,868|
|Total Pay (||$100,304 - $302,562|
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.
Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)
Pay by Experience for an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $194,000 based on 198 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $209,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $243,000 based on 111 salaries. An Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $251,000 based on 53 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Dallas offers some of the highest pay in the country for Obstetrician / Gynecologists, 38 percent above the national average. Obstetrician / Gynecologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+16 percent) and Houston (+4 percent). The lowest-paying market is Bakersfield, which sits 14 percent below the national average. New York and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.
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