Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salary

Obstetrician / Gynecologists in the United States can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $205K per year on average. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. Most Obstetrician / Gynecologists like their work and job satisfaction is high. Obstetrician / Gynecologists survey participants are largely women, dominating at 69 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$131,496 - $301,953
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MEDIAN: $205,373
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$19.57 - $111.80
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$0$307K
Salary $131,496 - $301,953
Bonus $4,913 - $70,000
Profit Sharing $10,000
Total Pay (?
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$102,192 - $307,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 337
Hourly Data $0$111
Hourly Rate $19.57 - $111.80
Overtime $56.00
Annual Data $0$307K
Bonus $4,913 - $70,000
Profit Sharing $10,000
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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$102,192 - $307,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 36

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Job Description for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

An OB/GYN is a medical physician with advanced training, knowledge and certification in the specialty care area of obstetrics and gynecology. OB/GYNs provide healthcare services to women throughout the lifespan, including preventative services, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of reproductive abnormalities. The OB/GYN must complete a thorough examination and medical history of the patient. The OB/GYN not only focuses on illness, but also health promotion, and provides patient education on weight loss, diet, exercise, personal hygiene and preventative care for diseases and cancer. The OB/GYN provides gynecological care to women of any age, as well as obstetrical care and family planning to females of reproductive age. An extensive knowledge of both normal and abnormal conditions related to pregnancy and fertility is required. The OB/GYN is skilled gynecological and obstetrical surgical procedures, such as cesarean sections. OB/GYNs may attend deliveries and provide care to the postpartum mother and newborn. OB/GYNs may supervise mid-level providers such as certified nurse midwives, and assistive personnel such as medical assistants. To become an OB/GYN is a vigerous process. One must first complete a 4-year degree for entry into a medical college. After completion of a 3 year medical school program, another 3-7 years of residency in the specialty areas of obstetrics and gynecology is required. Yearly continuing-education is required to maintain licensing and certification. An OB/GYN must maintain medical malpractice insurance, which is not inexpensive. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Tasks

  • Diagnose illness and prescribe treatment for females in the realm of pregnancy, reproductive systems, and general care.
  • Offer childbirth, prenatal, natal, and postpartum care of mothers and fetuses.
  • Counsel patients on diet, hygiene, and preventative care.
  • Examine patients and their medical histories.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Pay by Experience for an Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $194,000 based on 198 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $209,000 based on 103 salaries. An experienced Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $243,000 based on 111 salaries. An Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $251,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $204,643

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Obstetrician / Gynecologists, busy Dallas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Obstetrician / Gynecologists will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+16 percent) and Houston (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Bakersfield, which sits 14 percent below the national average. New York and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$205,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Obstetrician / Gynecologist (OB/GYN) Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲17%

Surgery
▲7%


National Average
$205,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 15%
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