Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Obstetricians enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($201K) annually in the United States. Nearly all enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Women make up the majority of Obstetricians (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$103,954 - $298,935

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$12.82 - $152.05

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$103,954 - $298,935  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,732  
Total Pay (?
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$98,960 - $302,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $152.05  
   
Overtime
$58.96 - $99.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $39,732  
   
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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$98,960 - $302,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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Obstetricians sometimes move into a Obstetrician or Gynecologist role, where the salary is similar. Obstetricians most often advance into OB/GYN and Obstetrician or Gynecologist positions even though the median salaries are $10K lower and $25K 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.


Obstetricians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $186K per year. Obstetricians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $233K. Obstetricians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $238K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$203,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 7%
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