Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salary

Salaries for Obstetricians in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($208K) 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. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The vast majority of Obstetricians (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$132,831 - $309,841
$130K
$210K
$310K
MEDIAN: $208,819
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50%
90%

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$68.78 - $126.18
$110
MEDIAN: $108.92
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$0$322K
Salary $132,831 - $309,841
Bonus $755 - $79,463
Profit Sharing $12,000
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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$130,992 - $322,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108
Hourly Data $0$150
Hourly Rate $108.92
Overtime $75.00
Annual Data $0$322K
Bonus $755 - $79,463
Profit Sharing $12,000
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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$130,992 - $322,066
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

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

  • Examine female patients for reproductive healthcare, particularly annual pelvic and breast exams.
  • Document patient diagnoses and treatments with appropriate diagnostic codes.
  • Suggest opportunities for improving fertility, reducing sexually transmitted diseases and preventative care.
  • Perform fetal and mother healthcare, including ultrasounds, interventions, and delivery.

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 move into OB/GYN or Obstetrician or Gynecologist roles. However, the former pays $20K less on average, and the latter pays $35K less.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

Pay by Experience for a Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $196,000 based on 46 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $202,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $247,000 based on 38 salaries. A Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $245,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Physician / Doctor, Obstetrician Salaries

Experienced
▲13%

Late-Career
▲13%

National Average
$218,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 18%