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Obstetrician / Gynecologist Salary

Generous salaries abound for Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($201K) per year. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Obstetricians and Gynecologists survey participants are more prevalent than men — 63 percent of professionals. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$120,000 - $257,174
MEDIAN: $198,731

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$120,000 - $257,174  
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$123,760 - $265,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Job Description for Obstetrician / Gynecologist

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

For many Obstetricians and Gynecologists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $191K. Obstetricians and Gynecologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $203K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $244K.

Experience Affects Obstetrician / Gynecologist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 4%