Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $205K) surpassing six figures annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Obstetrician / Gynecologists (69 percent) who took the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Obstetrician / Gynecologists. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$127,847 - $302,999
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MEDIAN: $204,942
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$19.73 - $109.28
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$0$306K
Salary $127,847 - $302,999
Bonus $2,027 - $69,043
Profit Sharing $15,000
Total Pay (?
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$100,859 - $306,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 340
Hourly Data $0$109
Hourly Rate $19.73 - $109.28
Overtime $56.00
Annual Data $0$306K
Bonus $2,027 - $69,043
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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$100,859 - $306,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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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)

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

National Average: $203,978

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Obstetrician / Gynecologists will find that Dallas offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Obstetrician / Gynecologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+16 percent) and Houston (+5 percent). Bakersfield is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are New York (10 percent less) and Atlanta (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
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
▲23%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$204,000

▼5%

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

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲17%

Surgery
▲8%


National Average
$204,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 15%
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