Physician / Doctor, Gynecologist Salary
Gynecologists in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $198K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Female Gynecologists make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$73,533 - $276,844|
|Total Pay (||$68,400 - $281,681|
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Gynecologist
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $180K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $210K. Gynecologists bring in $215K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $199K by contrast.
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