Obstetrician Salary

Obstetricians employed in the United States typically earn salaries in the range from $95,096 to $299,438 a year including bonuses and contributions from profit sharing according to the salary information provided by Payscale. The annual bonus earnings can amount to up to $29,799, and contributions from profit sharing are generally in the range from $1,965 to $25,434 a year according to Payscale’s figures.

The basic salary for obstetricians is generally in the range from $86,328 to $269,333 a year. Professionals with a certification from the American Board of Obstetrics Gynecology (ABOG) typically report an annual pay in the range between $133,955 and $286,506.

Salary range



The salary range for obstetricians employed in the United States varies depending on a number of factors, including professional experience.

Obstetrics doctors with 1 to 4 years of experience typically earn an annual pay in the range from $87,500 to $214,884, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience are generally paid between $97,871 and $297,988 annually.

Professionals with 10 to 19 years of experience under their belt report a yearly income in the range from $146,807 to $277,078, and those with 20 or more years of professional experience generally earn salaries in the range from $61,825 to $298,501 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

Men generally earn more than women: male obstetricians typically report an annual income in the range from $155,000 to $309,274, while female obstetrics physicians usually earn salaries in the range between $85,570 and $259,340 a year.

Obstetricians’ salaries also vary depending on area of specialty. For example, professionals specializing in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) typically earn salaries in the range from $145,125 to $273,330 a year, while those who specialize in birthing, labor and delivery are generally paid between $167,048 and $203,621 annually according to Payscale.

Hospital setting is another factor that can affect an obstetrician’s yearly pay. For instance, professionals employed at private practices and physicians’ offices generally earn between $112,552 and $256,139 annually, and those working at general hospitals report annual salaries in the range from $72,248 to $291,871 according to Payscale’s income statistics.


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In terms of industry, obstetricians working in the health care sector generally make between $101,367 and $299,010 a year, and those employed at gynecologists and obstetricians’ offices usually have salaries in the range from $97,444 to $220,201 a year. Professionals working at hospitals earn between $51,456 and $300,000 annually, and those employed at medical offices are typically paid between $35,745 and $256,936 a year according to Payscale.

Obstetrics specialists’ salaries also vary depending on employer type. Doctors employed by hospitals typically earn between $54,612 and $297,304 a year, and those working for private practices and firms report yearly earnings in the range from $98,264 to $226,582. Obstetricians employed by non-profit organizations are generally paid between $174,195 and $215,538 annually, those working at universities and colleges typically make between $137,500 and $250,000 a year, and professionals who are self-employed usually earn between $193,968 and $240,000 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale.

Average salary

The average pay for obstetricians working in the United States is $198,365 a year according to Payscale’s salary data, $252,003 a year according to Salary.com, and $279,750 according to ProfilesDatabase.com.

The salary data from Salary.com reveals that 10% of obstetricians earn $188,388 or less annually, while 10% of the best paid professionals earn an annual salary of $353,468 or more.

Starting salary

The starting salary for obstetricians in their first year on the job is typically in the range from $50,000 to $208,653 a year according to Payscale. The recruitment agency Profiles reports a median starting salary of $200,000 a year for obstetricians and gynecologists.

Salary by state



Obstetrician salaries can vary significantly from state to state. Professionals working in New York generally earn salaries in the range from $54,128 to $264,253 a year, those based in Texas are typically paid between $170,000 and $237,500 annually, and obstetricians employed in California usually report an annual pay in the range from $81,871 to $273,750 a year.

Obstetricians based in Ohio generally earn between $122,829 and $223,820 annually, and those employed in Florida typically make between $147,395 a year. Professionals working in Virginia are paid between $142,431 and $203,087 a year, and those based in Tennessee generally earn an annual salary in the range from $188,308 to $200,904 according to the salary information provided by Payscale.

Salary by city

Obstetrician salaries can also vary dramatically from city to city. For example, professionals employed in New York typically report salaries in the range from $91,500 to $175,000 a year, while those based in Houston are generally paid between $170,000 and $250,000 annually according to Payscale’s income statistics.

Benefits

Obstetricians typically get a wide range of benefits along with the basic salary, annual bonuses and contributions from profit sharing. These professionals’ benefits packages can sometimes reflect their yearly income.

Obstetricians who get malpractice and liability insurance generally earn between $116,573 and $273,414 a year, those who have 401(k) plans make between $115,984 and $277,788 annually, and professionals who get life and disability insurance are typically paid between $115,000 and $294,791 a year. Physicians who get paid vacations and holidays as part of their benefits package usually have salaries in the range from $101,014 to $272,213 a year, and those who get paid sick leave typically make between $92,500 and $286,957 annually. Obstetrics doctors who have 403(b) plans generally report an annual pay in the range from $141,914 to $306,997, and those who get reimbursement for professional education, tuition, training, or certification generally earn between $148,580 and $306,386 a year according to Payscale’s salary data.

The most popular benefits and perks among obstetricians are 401(k) plans, malpractice and liability insurance, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, paid sick leave, and 403(b) plans.

Hourly wage

Obstetricians with a certification from the American Board of Obstetrics Gynecology (ABOG) typically earn between $72 and $137.50 per hour according to Payscale’s salary figures. Professionals working at hospitals generally report earning an hourly wage in the range from $69.50 to $143.75.

Other income factors

Obstetricians’ annual salaries can also vary depending on the size of the organization that employs them. For instance, obstetrics physicians working for organizations with 1 to 9 employees typically earn salaries in the range from $77,281 to $255,910 a year, those working for organizations with 10 to 49 employees generally earn between $86,162 and $290,996 annually, and professionals working for organizations with 200 to 599 employees are usually paid between $172,651 and $294,791 a year according to the salary figures provided by Payscale. Obstetricians working for organizations that employ 1 to 9 professionals generally report salaries in the range from $100,334 to $221,690 a year.

The number of hospital beds is another factor that can affect an obstetrics doctor’s yearly income. Obstetricians working for institutions with less than 50 beds usually report an annual pay in the range from $100,334 to $267,909, and those employed by institutions with 100 to 299 hospital beds are typically paid between $189,294 and $300,000 a year. Obstetrics physicians employed by institutions with 300 to 499 beds generally report salaries in the range from $145,451 to $245,659 annually, and those working for institutions with 500 or more hospital beds typically report an annual income in the range between $115,771 and $268,189 according to Payscale’s salary data.