Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Wages for Obstetricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($204K) per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Obstetricians like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Obstetricians (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to 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.

Common Career Paths for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician


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As Obstetricians transition into upper-level roles like Obstetricians and Gynecologists, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Obstetricians and Gynecologists earn the same amount as Obstetricians on average. Obstetricians most frequently advance into OB/GYN and Obstetrician or Gynecologist roles 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Even the relatively untested can score weighty six-figure salaries; survey participants with less than five years' experience report earning a median of $191K per year. Obstetricians see a median salary of $242K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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
up arrow 1%

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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