Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

On average, Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($198K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Career length 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 72 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Obstetrician / Gynecologists claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$97,270 - $265,097
(Median)
$97K
$200K
$270K
MEDIAN: $197,505
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$14.95 - $143.50
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$97,270 - $265,097  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,978  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $101,736  
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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$92,193 - $276,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 363
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Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $143.50  
   
Overtime
$30.20 - $149.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $101,736  
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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$92,193 - $276,674  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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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 takers who work as Obstetrician / Gynecologists typically report just a few professional skills. Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Obstetrics/Gynecology are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 18 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.


For Obstetrician / Gynecologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $183K per year. Obstetrician / Gynecologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $219K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $236K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$200,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 18%


Surgery
up arrow 3%

National Average
$200,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%