Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Compensation for Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($205K). Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most Obstetrician / Gynecologists survey respondents are women (72 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$119,276 - $297,761
$120K
$200K
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MEDIAN: $204,563
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$15.51 - $108.53
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MEDIAN: $50.87
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$119,276 - $297,761  
   
Bonus
$2,909 - $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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$98,537 - $300,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 350
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $108.53  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $121.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$2,909 - $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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$98,537 - $300,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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: $204,049

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Dallas is home to an above-average pay rate for Obstetrician / Gynecologists, 38 percent higher than the national average. Obstetrician / Gynecologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+16 percent) and Houston (+5 percent). In Bakersfield, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 10 percent less in New York and 9 percent less in Atlanta, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
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 14 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 15%