Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Salaries for Obstetricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($208K) per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Obstetricians making up 76 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$128,997 - $309,066
$130K
$210K
$310K
MEDIAN: $208,334
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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
$128,997 - $309,066  
   
Bonus
$503 - $40,547  
Profit Sharing
$12,000  
Total Pay (?
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$124,681 - $322,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$106.00  
   
Overtime
$72.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$503 - $40,547  
   
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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$124,681 - $322,465  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 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

  • 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.

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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. Many Obstetricians choose to become OB/GYNs and Obstetrician or Gynecologists as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $18K less and $33K less, respectively.

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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
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
▲15%

Late-Career
▲14%

National Average
$214,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 13%
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