Obstetrician Salary
  Gynecologist Salary

Obstetrician examines a pregnant woman.  Obstetricians and Gynecologists specialize in women's health and pregnancy related medical care including childbirth.

Obstetrician examines a pregnant woman.  Obstetricians and Gynecologists specialize in women's health and pregnancy related medical care including childbirth. Salaries can be over $300,000 per year.

The median Obstetrician Salary and Gynecologist Salary is calculated by the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics from a variety of sources. Obstetrician and Gynecologist Doctors work in a number of settings including hospitals, clinics and schools.

The salaries of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist Doctor varies depending on the location and the setting. The assumption was made that the Obstetrician and Gynecologist Doctors reflected here were working an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year.


The average Obstetrician Salary and Gynecologist Salary is $94 per hour. The lowest 10% earn $58 per hour and those in the upper 10% earn more than $138.00 per hour.


On an annual basis the median Obstetrician-Gynecologist salary is $196,000. The lowest 10% earn less than $121,240 per year while the upper 10% earn more than $286,000 per year. These salaries are calculated as a mean or average.  

 Lowest and Highest OB GYN Salary

The lowest paid Obstetrician and Gynecologist Doctors earn less than $100,000 annually while the highest paid earn as much as $400,000 per year.


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 Median Hourly & Annual Data

Hourly Wage






Annual Wage

$ 121,240

$ 165,830










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Top 5 States
The best paying states for an Ob-Gyn are Idaho, Oklahoma
$249,960, Pennsylvania $247,880, South Dakota $247,240, and Montana $246,010.

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

The 5 best city or metropolitan areas to earn an Obstetrician Salary and Gynecologist Salary are Winston-Salem NC, Warren-Troy MI, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA, Pittsburg PA, and Orlando FL.

Click here to see salary for Obstetricians and Gynecologist in all 50 states.


Other Industries that Employ Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The majority of all Ob-Gyn doctors work in private practice. Other employment opportunities exist in universities, state and federal government as well as the military.

 Employment Data

There are approximately 21,000 Obstetrician and Gynecologist doctors working in the U.S. according to the U.S. BLS.

Where They Work

The majority of all Ob-Gyn doctors work in physicians’ offices. A small number work directly for hospitals. Outside of clinics and women’s health centers most of the doctors’ work as part of an Ob-Gyn practice.

 Private Practice vs. Employment

A rapidly growing trend in the healthcare arena is the use of the locum tenens. This is a doctor who agrees to a short term contract to fill in for a doctor who is on leave or extended absence. These contracts can be arranged individually by the doctor or through an intermediary such as an employment agency.

The majority of doctors in the U.S. are considered as self-employed and/or small businesses. As such they operate a private practice or clinic. Locum tenens can be considered an employment situation due to the contractual arrangement with the contracting agency and the physician.


Fringe benefits will vary depending on business size and other factors. Most doctors are essentially running a small business and as such many of the benefits packages are self-funded and may cover from 1 to 50 employees.

A typical benefits package will include 401K, vacation, and healthcare insurance.

International Salary

United Kingdom (UK)

In the UK, the average salary for an Obstetrician / Gynecologist is around £90,000 per year.  Average hourly wages are $43 GBP. 


 In Australia the average salary for a gynecologist or obstetrician is between $82,000 and $137,000 AUD per year.  This is a high hourly salary of approximately $66.00 AUD per hour. 


Average annual salary for the OB-GYN practitioner in Canada is approximately $120,000 CAD per year.  This is about $128 AUD per hour.

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