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Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Compensation for Obstetricians in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($199K). Nearly all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. The majority of Obstetricians claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Obstetricians who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$88,670 - $296,004
(Median)
$89K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $199,040
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$12.72 - $153.19
(Median)
$13
$87
$150
MEDIAN: $87.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$88,670 - $296,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,851  
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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$86,363 - $300,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.72 - $153.19  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,851  
   
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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$86,363 - $300,206  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Obstetrician or Gynecologist. Obstetricians and Gynecologists on average make about as much as Obstetricians do. Many Obstetricians advance into roles as Obstetrician / Gynecologists or Obstetrician or Gynecologists, but the median salaries are $10K lower and $23K 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.


Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $183K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $226K. Obstetricians who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $219K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$201,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%
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