Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Obstetricians enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($204K) annually in the United States. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. More than half of Obstetricians (64 percent) survey participants are women. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Obstetricians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$126,698 - $302,460
(Median)
$130K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $203,903
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$12.91 - $151.01
(Median)
$13
$77
$150
MEDIAN: $77.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$126,698 - $302,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,507  
Profit Sharing
$25,000  
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 - $306,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $151.01  
   
Overtime
$80.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $50,507  
   
Profit Sharing
$25,000  
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 - $306,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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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. Obstetricians most often advance into OB/GYN and Obstetrician or Gynecologist positions even though the median salaries are $12K lower and $27K 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.


For Obstetricians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $191K per year. Obstetricians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $242K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $246K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$205,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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