The average salary of OB-GYN in US is $370,848.

OB-GYNs are Doctors that focus on female reproductive systems. They may provide prenatal, and natal care. OB-GYNs may also prescribe medications and help any patient with female reproductive issues.

Regular screenings are also a major part of the OB-GYN field.

Median OB-GYN salary

  • $258,561 per year
  • $124 per hour

Based off of the mid-point of salary data acquired on, the median salary for an OB-GYN in the United States equates to $124 per hour, or $258,561 per year.

Salary range for middle 50% of OB-GYNs

  • $224,000 – $311,800
  • $108 – $150 per hour

The middle 50% salary figure is derived from eliminating the lowest and highest 25% of salaries. This leaves a representation of what a person can expect to earn after being in the field for 2+ years. The data left provides OB-GYNs with a salary range of $224,000 – $311,800, or $108 – $150 per hour.

Lowest and highest salary

  • Lowest – $192,500 ($93/hour)
  • Highest – $360,300 ($173/hour)

The bottom and top 10th percentile of data indicates industry veterans and professionals entering the field with less than a year of experience. These figures are drastically different, with the bottom 10th percentile earning a salary of $192,500 ($93 an hour). On the opposite end of the spectrum, experts in the field earn $360,300 a year, or $173 per hour.

The total salary package

Salary is only part of the total salary package a professional can expect to earn when employed. Benefits, bonuses and even life insurance holds a value that is not included in a salary figure, but does have a high value. When given a value, these extra perks and benefits provide an OB-GYN with a base salary of $258,500 a year and a total salary package of $348,900.

Cities with the highest paying OB-GYNs

  • OB-GYNs in New York, NY earn $304,800.
  • OB-GYNs in Stamford, CT earn $289,200.
  • OB-GYNs in Washington, DC are paid $285,400.
  • OB-GYNs in Los Angeles, CA earn $283,400.

States with the highest paying OB-GYNs

  • Wisconsin at more than $264,000.
  • Iowa at more than $264,000.
  • Idaho at more than $264,000.
  • South Dakota at $264,050.
  • Nevada at $261,790.

Factors affecting OB-GYN salaries

The salary of an OB-GYN is affected by a lot of outside factors aside from a professional’s schooling and education level. These factors include: city, state and industry.

New York, NY is the highest paying city, with professionals demanding a salary of $304,000 per year. The cost of living in the State of New York is much higher, but job demands are also higher. An OB-GYN in New York will be competing against the top professionals in the world in the busiest city in the United States.

Industry also plays a major role in a professional’s salary.

These professionals are found, most commonly, in the following 4 industries from the top to the bottom:

  • Healthcare
  • Schools
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biotech

Healthcare industries is a broad classification wherein a professional may work for a healthcare group, a hospital or in their own facility. The larger the employer, the higher the overall salary package will be.

Training and certification requirements for OB-GYNs

An OB-GYN is a medical specialization that falls under the category of a physician. As a result, all professionals in this field will have to undergo intense educational training prior to entering a specialization.

Obtaining a bachelor’s degree and applying for medical school are the first steps to entering the field and will take 4 years to complete.

A medical program will take an additional 4 years to complete. This is when an OB-GYN will learn all about human anatomy and choose to specialize in the female reproductive system.

During the course of obtaining his or her medical degree, an OB-GYN will need to go into specialty training. This will be a medical residency that may last 3 – 7 years. Following residency, licensing will be required.

Passing the United States Medical Licensing Examination is a requirement. Many professionals will also choose to become certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. State licensing may or may not be required to enter the field.

International OB-GYN Salaries

OB-GYNs earn £230,000 per annum in the United Kingdom.

OB-GYNs earn $141,000 per annum in Canada.

OB-GYNs earn AU$53,000 – AU$176,000 per annum in Australia.



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