Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $201K per year on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Obstetrician / Gynecologists making up 73 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The majority of Obstetrician / Gynecologists claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$98,005 - $270,592

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$15.05 - $103.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$98,005 - $270,592  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,766  
Profit Sharing
$8,000 - $104,762  
Total Pay (?
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$88,288 - $277,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 362
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Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $103.21  
   
Overtime
$30.64 - $147.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $36,766  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000 - $104,762  
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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$88,288 - $277,761  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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

  • Counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventative care.
  • Examine patients and their medical histories.
  • 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.

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Obstetrician / Gynecologists report a focused set of job skills. Those familiar with Labor & Delivery, Birthing, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Surgery will likely experience a boost in pay, earning between 3 percent to 16 percent above the national average.

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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $187K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $223K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $238K.

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Experience Affects Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$203,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 16%


Surgery
up arrow 3%

National Average
$203,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 12%
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