Physician / Doctor, Gynecologist Salary
Gynecologists in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $197K) surpassing six figures annually. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Gynecologists is high. Gynecologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 67 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Gynecologist
A physician specializing in gynecology specializes in medical treatment for women, focusing primarily on the reproductive system; this position is typically found in private practice, but also in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Gynecologists generally work traditional office hours, though some who work in hospitals will have additional extended hours.Read More...
An aspiring gynecologist must obtain a pre-medical degree from a university, followed by four years of medical school and a four-year residency program. Three additional years of residency and additional licensing exams may be required for those who are specializing in a particular area.
Gynecologists provide medical care for women, particularly related to pregnancy and the reproductive system. They may have a wide range of responsibilities, including: performing tests and annual exams; diagnosing infections and illnesses; providing prenatal care throughout pregnancy; providing postnatal care after childbirth; maintaining up-to-date knowledge of medical and technological advances; maintaining confidential patient records; prescribing and advising patients about contraception; explaining procedures and test results; addressing information regarding patients’ fertility; monitoring patients’ conditions; administering medication; referring patients to specialists when necessary; conducting research; and coordinating the activities of nurses and other medical staff.
Those in this position must have excellent communication skills and truly care about women’s’ healthcare. Subjects are often sensitive in nature, so professionalism and the ability to keep patients comfortable throughout their visits are very important.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $196K per year. Gynecologists bring in $199K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $196K on average.