Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Wages for Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($203K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Obstetrician / Gynecologists making up 70 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Obstetrician / Gynecologists is high.

$99,935 - $280,822
(Median)
$100K
$200K
$280K
MEDIAN: $202,687
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$15.15 - $121.64
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$15
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$120
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Salary
$99,935 - $280,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,000  
Profit Sharing
$20,347  
Total Pay (?
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$87,875 - $290,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $121.64  
   
Overtime
$40.00 - $146.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$20,347  
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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$87,875 - $290,580  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

  • 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 (OB/GYN)

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


For Obstetrician / Gynecologists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $190K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $207K. Obstetrician / Gynecologists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $224K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $238K, 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 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$204,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 17%


Surgery
up arrow 7%

National Average
$204,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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