OB-GYN specialists employed in the United States generally earn annual salaries in the range from $116,350 to $269,726 including bonuses according to the salary data provided by Payscale. The basic yearly salaries for obstetrician-gynecologists are typically in the range from $119,383 to $251,940, and bonuses can amount to up to $38,541 a year according to Payscale’s data.
OB-GYN physicians with a certification from the American Board of Obstetrics Gynecology (ABOG) typically report earning salaries in the range from $120,894 to $270,659 a year.
The average yearly salary for OB-GYN doctors working in the United States is $202,209 according to Payscale, $252,003 according to Salary.com, $197,364 according to Jobstat, and $242,000 a year according to the 2013 Obstetrician/Gynecologist Compensation Report, released by Medscape.
Medscape’s salary report reveals that 25% of these professionals earn $300,000 a year or more, and about 10% earn $100,000 or less.
Men earn 14% more than women: the median annual salary for male OB-GYNs is $253,000, while female OB-GYN specialists earn $221,000 a year on average according to Medscape’s salary report.
The average salary for this occupation depends on geographical location among other factors, and it varies considerably from state to state. The top salaries are in the South Central region, where OB-GYNs earn $250,000 annually on average, followed by the Southeast, where the median yearly salary for this profession is $236,000.
OB-GYN doctors employed in the North Central region earn around $227,000 a year, those based in the Great Lakes region receive an average annual income of $218,000, and professionals working in the West and the North East are paid $213,000 annually on average. OB-GYNs employed in the Northwest have a median yearly income of $212,000, and those working in the Southwest earn $196,000 a year on average. The lowest salaries are in the Mid-Atlantic region, where OB-GYN physicians earn an average annual salary of $194,000 according to Medscape’s 2013 salary survey.
OB-GYN salaries also vary depending on work setting. Professionals employed by healthcare organizations have the highest salaries – $272,000 a year on average – followed by those working in single-specialty group practices, who earn an average income of $264,000 a year. OB-GYNs working in multispecialty group practices earn $252,000 a year on average, those employed at hospitals make $216,000 annually on average, and professionals working in an academic setting have a median yearly pay of $212,000. OB-GYN physicians working in solo practices are paid around $208,000 a year, those working in outpatient clinics earn about $206,000 a year, and professionals working in other settings have a median salary of $179,000 a year.
Work situation is another factor that can significantly affect an OB-GYN’s salary. Professionals who are partners in their organization earn $268,000 a year on average, and those who are employees are paid around $241,000 annually. OB-GYN doctors who own solo practices make $204,000 a year on average, and those working as independent contractors have an average salary of $198,000 a year according to Medscape’s income survey.
The starting salaries for OB-GYNs in their first year are typically in the range from $48,656 to $236,718 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.
Medscape’s 2013 salary survey reveals that 10% of OB-GYNs earn $100,000 a year or less, while 3% earn an annual pay of $500,000 or more. The highest percentage of these professionals (20%) report salaries in the range from $200,000 to $250,000 a year, and 19% report being paid between $250,000 and $300,000 annually.
On the higher end of the scale, 2% of OB-GYN physicians are paid between $450,000 and $500,000 a year, 4% earn from $400,000 to $450,000 a year, 7% have salaries in the range from $350,000 to $400,000 a year, and 9% report earning between $300,000 and $350,000 a year.
On the lower end of the scale, 7% of OB-GYN doctors are paid between $100,000 and $150,000 annually and a further 7% report salaries in the range from $150,000 to $175,000 a year.
12% of the OB-GYNs included in Medscape’s compensation survey report earning between $175,000 and $200,000 a year.
OB-GYNs’ salaries depend on a variety of factors, including years of experience. Professionals with 1 to 4 years of experience typically make between $87,262 and $224,023 annually, and those with 5 to 9 years of experience are generally paid between $122,941 and $246,780 a year. OB-GYNs with 10 to 19 years of experience earn an annual pay in the range from $175,383 to $260,044, and those with 20 or more years of professional experience under their belt are usually paid between $123,650 and $302,385 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale.
Men generally have better salaries than women: male OB-GYNs report earning an annual pay in the range from $118,783 to $303,449, while female physicians typically earn between $116,350 and $243,233 annually according to Payscale.
Salaries can also vary from industry to industry. OB-GYNs working in the health care sector typically report an annual pay in the range from $124,162 to $255,111, and those working at hospitals usually make between $88,084 and $297,988 a year. Professionals employed at medical offices report salaries in the range from $120,805 to $260,428 a year, and those working at obstetricians and gynecologists’ offices are typically paid between $116,350 and $216,068 a year according to Payscale’s salary figures.
In terms of employer type, OB-GYNs working at hospitals generally earn between $87,262 and $255,986 a year, those employed by private practices and firms are typically paid between $120,805 and $249,033 annually, and professionals who are self-employed usually earn an income in the range from $119,599 to $290,874 a year. OB-GYNs working for non-profit organizations make between $194,888 and $208,156 annually, those employed by the federal government have salaries in the range from $201,142 to $273,920 a year, and professionals employed by companies are generally paid between $180,000 and $221,093 a year according to Payscale’s income statistics.
Salary by state
OB-GYN salaries can vary significantly from state to state. Professionals working in California are typically paid between $43,278 and $233,997 a year, those based in Texas usually earn a yearly income in the range from $49,022 to $293,614, and OB-GYNs employed in New York generally make between $48,380 and $295,898 annually. Physicians employed in Illinois report annual earnings in the range between $182,650 and $204,463, and those based in Florida typically make between $164,934 and $238,390 a year. OB-GYNs working in Georgia are generally paid between $101,367 and $236,718 a year, and those based in Virginia have yearly salaries in the range from $157,228 to $210,000 according to Payscale’s salary figures.
Salary by city
OB-GYNs’ yearly salaries can also vary from city to city. For example, professionals employed in New York typically make between $49,480 and $183,126 a year, and those working in Los Angeles are generally paid between $179,000 and $225,992 annually. OB-GYNs based in Atlanta generally earn salaries in the range from $162,135 to $205,579 a year, while those working in Chicago are paid between $193,463 and $212,500 a year according to Payscale’s salary statistics.
OB-GYNs employed in the United States earn $98.14 per hour average according to the salary information provided by Jobstat. The highest hourly wage documented is $138.89, and the lowest, $47.52.
OB-GYNs typically get a wide range of benefits along with their annual salaries and bonuses, and their benefits packages can sometimes reflect their annual income. Professionals who get 401(k) plans typically earn between $137,020 and $271,284 a year, those who have malpractice and liability insurance report salaries in the range from $133,821 to $264,774 a year, and OB-GYNs who have paid vacations and holidays are generally paid between $140,939 and $275,047 annually.
Professionals who get life and disability insurance usually earn an annual salary in the range from $160,797 to $284,114, and those who get paid sick leave typically earn between $150,000 and $278,794 annually. OB-GYNs who get cell phones make between $161,073 and $275,142 a year, and those who get reimbursement for education, training, tuition or certification are usually paid between $126,709 and $295,898 a year according to the salary information provided by Payscale.
The most popular perks and benefits among OB-GYNs are 401(k) plans, malpractice and liability insurance, paid vacations, life and disability insurance, and paid sick leave.
Other income factors
OB-GYNs’ annual pay can also vary depending on the size of the organization that employs them. OB-GYNs working for organizations with 1 to 9 employees generally report a yearly income in the range from $116,350 to $249,054, and those employed by organizations with 10 to 49 employees typically earn between $133,000 and $270,000 a year. Professionals working for organizations with 200 to 599 employees usually earn salaries in the range from $196,527 to $279,775 annually, while those working for organizations with 600 to 1,999 employees are paid between $176,874 and $279,775 a year according to the salary figures provided by Payscale.
The salaries can also vary depending on the number of hospital beds. OB-GYNs employed by institutions with less than 50 beds typically earn from $93,080 to $231,844 a year, and those working for institutions with 100 to 299 beds make between $117,446 and $280,854 a year. Professionals employed by institutions with 300 to 499 hospital beds are usually paid between $213,647 and $257,557 a year, and those working for institutions with 500 or more hospital beds report salaries in the range from $100,000 to $200,000 a year according to Payscale.
Hospital setting is another factor that can affect an OB-GYN’s annual salary. Professionals working for physicians’ offices and private practices report earning between $199,599 and $259,611 annually, and those employed by general hospitals typically make between $51,064 and $252,951 a year. OB-GYNs working in community and home health are generally paid between $197,444 and $213,647 a year, and those working in ambulatory care and surgery centers usually earn an income in the range from $140,000 to $257,500 a year according to Payscale’s income statistics.