Salaries for Obstetricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($209K) per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Obstetricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Obstetricians who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$132,126 - $306,778
$130K
$210K
$310K
MEDIAN: $208,911
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$46.80 - $122.83
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MEDIAN: $95.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$132,126 - $306,778  
   
Bonus
$745 - $40,268  
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$118,424 - $309,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$95.00  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$745 - $40,268  
   
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
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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$118,424 - $309,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 8

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Job Description for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

A physician/doctor, obstetrician is a specialist trained in the care of women in pregnancy and the delivery of children. This doctor typically will be fully trained in all areas of women's reproductive health. As such, many obstetricians serve as licensed gynecologists as well. In the primary role of obstetrician, however, he or she will be the guide for expectant mothers through childbirth and the time immediately following that.

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Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Tasks

  • Examine female patients for reproductive healthcare, particularly annual pelvic and breast exams.
  • Document patient diagnoses and treatments with appropriate diagnostic codes.
  • Suggest opportunities for improving fertility, reducing sexually transmitted diseases and preventative care.
  • Perform fetal and mother healthcare, including ultrasounds, interventions, and delivery.

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Obstetricians' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Obstetrician or Gynecologist. On average, Obstetricians and Gynecologists get paid about the same as Obstetricians do. Obstetricians most frequently become Obstetrician / Gynecologists and Obstetrician or Gynecologists even though median compensation is $16K lower and $31K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

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


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $195K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Obstetricians make a median salary of $250K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $242K.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$212,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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