Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Salaries for Obstetricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($200K) per year. The majority of Obstetricians (65 percent) who took the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Obstetricians is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$97,734 - $298,065
(Median)
$98K
$200K
$300K
MEDIAN: $199,936
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$12.82 - $152.05
(Median)
$13
$80
$150
MEDIAN: $80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$110K$220K$330K
Salary
$97,734 - $298,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,695  
Total Pay (?
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$89,873 - $302,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $152.05  
   
Overtime
$47.50 - $100.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $40,695  
   
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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$89,873 - $302,089  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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. Many Obstetricians advance into roles as Obstetrician / Gynecologists or Obstetrician or Gynecologists, but the median salaries are $11K lower and $24K 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. The average inexperienced employee pulls down a cushy six-figure sum; the median salary for people claiming fewer than five years of experience is $185K. Obstetricians bring in $230K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $233K.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$202,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 7%
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