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Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Generous salaries abound for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)s in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($200K) per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Job satisfaction for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)s is high.
$96,840 - $257,354
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MEDIAN: $197,234
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$16.97 - $134.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$96,840 - $257,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,149  
Profit Sharing
$5,087 - $98,264  
Total Pay (?
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$92,524 - $270,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 382
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Hourly Rate
$16.97 - $134.00  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $148.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087 - $98,264  
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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$92,524 - $270,446  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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Survey results show that Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)s typically report just a few professional skills. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 9 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)s — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $185K per year. On average, Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)s make $218K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $232K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$200,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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


Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 9%

Surgery
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National Average
$200,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 16%