Six-figure salaries are the norm for Obstetricians in the United States, with median pay hovering around $211K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Obstetricians is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Women account for the majority of Obstetricians who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$131,549 - $307,245
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$130K
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MEDIAN: $210,584
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$8.07 - $129.56
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MEDIAN: $90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$131,549 - $307,245  
   
Bonus
$755 - $79,463  
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$119,297 - $309,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 137
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$8.07 - $129.56  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$755 - $79,463  
   
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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$119,297 - $309,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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

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

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician


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As Obstetricians make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Obstetrician or Gynecologist position pays around the same amount as the Obstetrician job on average. Obstetricians most often move into positions as Obstetrician / Gynecologists or Obstetrician or Gynecologists. Obstetrician / Gynecologists actually earn $16K less on average, however, and Obstetrician or Gynecologists earn $31K less per year than Obstetricians do.

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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.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $195K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $248K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $247K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$212,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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