Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Obstetricians in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $199K) surpassing six figures annually. Women account for the majority of Obstetricians who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$88,232 - $294,460
(Median)
$88K
$200K
$290K
MEDIAN: $198,649
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$12.82 - $152.05
(Median)
$13
$93
$150
MEDIAN: $92.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$88,232 - $294,460  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,547  
Total Pay (?
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$86,363 - $299,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 249
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $152.05  
   
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,547  
   
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 - $299,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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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As Obstetricians make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Obstetrician or Gynecologist position pays around the same amount as the Obstetrician job on average. Obstetricians most often advance into OB/GYN and Obstetrician or Gynecologist positions even though 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.


New workers enjoy hefty six-figure paychecks when they take on this position — $183K per year is the median for people who claim less than five years' experience. Obstetricians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $227K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $222K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$201,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 9%