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Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Generous salaries abound for Obstetricians in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($199K) per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. More than half of Obstetricians (66 percent) survey participants are women. Job satisfaction for Obstetricians is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$76,978 - $289,563
(Median)
$77K
$200K
$290K
MEDIAN: $196,031
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$29.09 - $154.56
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$29
$95
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MEDIAN: $94.00
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Salary
$76,978 - $289,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,783  
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$81,994 - $296,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 253
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$29.09 - $154.56  
   
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$0.00 - $38,783  
   
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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$81,994 - $296,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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' salaries tends to stay somewhat level when they assume higher-end positions like Obstetrician or Gynecologist. On average, Obstetricians and Gynecologists get paid about the same as Obstetricians. A lot of Obstetricians advance their careers by becoming Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)s and Obstetrician or Gynecologists. However, those positions offer $8K less and $21K less per year on average.

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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.


Substantial, six-figure paychecks show up early in this area; folks who have worked for fewer than five years report earning a median of $180K. Obstetricians bring in $219K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Obstetricians report making only $206K on average.

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Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$199,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 10%