Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Wages for Obstetricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($207K) per year. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. The majority of Obstetricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most Obstetricians survey respondents are women (74 percent). The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$122,554 - $310,033
$120K
$210K
$310K
MEDIAN: $207,250
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$70.00 - $124.78
$110
MEDIAN: $106.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$122,554 - $310,033  
   
Bonus
$740 - $41,022  
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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$121,000 - $321,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$106.00  
   
Overtime
$75.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$740 - $41,022  
   
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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$121,000 - $321,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician


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Obstetricians sometimes move into a Obstetrician or Gynecologist role, where the salary is similar. Obstetricians most often move into OB/GYN or Obstetrician or Gynecologist roles. However, the former pays $13K less on average, and the latter pays $28K less.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $202,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $247,000 based on 38 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $245,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲17%

National Average
$210,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 10%