Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,800 4.3 % $112.65 $234,310 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $39.70 $80.63 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $82,570 $167,710 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 15,390 0.61 $115.14 $239,490
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,690 0.05 $104.82 $218,020
Outpatient Care Centers 1,160 0.14 $109.99 $228,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 240 0.01 $62.90 $130,820
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $135.94 $282,750

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 15,390 0.61 $115.14 $239,490
Outpatient Care Centers 1,160 0.14 $109.99 $228,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,690 0.05 $104.82 $218,020
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $135.94 $282,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $113.59 $236,260

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $135.94 $282,750
Offices of Physicians 15,390 0.61 $115.14 $239,490
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $113.59 $236,260
Outpatient Care Centers 1,160 0.14 $109.99 $228,790
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $109.01 $226,750


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 2,000 0.13 0.89 $105.56 $219,560
Florida 1,670 0.20 1.44 $121.16 $252,000
Texas 1,460 0.12 0.88 $89.67 $186,510
New York 1,270 0.14 0.99 $103.23 $214,710
Ohio 1,090 0.20 1.45 $114.61 $238,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maine 280 0.47 3.31 $123.93 $257,770
Vermont 140 0.46 3.23 $108.88 $226,460
Virginia 930 0.25 1.76 $110.75 $230,350
Delaware 110 0.25 1.81 $129.36 $269,070
Alaska 80 0.24 1.72 $113.62 $236,330




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 50 0.07 0.52 (5) (5)
South Dakota 70 0.16 1.11 (5) (5)
Nevada 180 0.14 1.00 (5) (5)
Indiana 500 0.17 1.19 (5) (5)
Idaho 40 0.06 0.41 (5) (5)





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.12 0.86 $108.74 $226,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 720 0.17 1.21 $94.06 $195,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 690 0.28 1.98 $106.32 $221,140
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 420 0.22 1.57 $115.43 $240,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 410 0.16 1.13 $125.31 $260,650
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 370 0.26 1.85 $122.34 $254,470
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.62 $96.43 $200,570
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 310 0.26 1.88 $114.92 $239,020
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 300 0.22 1.54 $129.00 $268,320
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 280 0.24 1.69 (8) (8)




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 90 0.72 5.11 $102.73 $213,670
Albany, GA 40 0.63 4.45 (5) (5)
Roanoke, VA 70 0.46 3.28 $97.60 $203,020
Lexington-Fayette, KY 120 0.46 3.26 $124.88 $259,760
Saginaw, MI 40 0.45 3.21 $79.76 $165,900
Portsmouth, NH-ME 40 0.44 3.15 $112.74 $234,510
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 200 0.34 2.43 $111.57 $232,070
Provo-Orem, UT 80 0.34 2.44 $106.91 $222,380
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 240 0.32 2.27 $117.89 $245,210
Toledo, OH 100 0.32 2.27 $96.21 $200,120




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 90 0.31 2.20 (5) (5)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Albany, GA 40 0.63 4.45 (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $135.37 $281,580
Portland-South Portland, ME (8) (8) (8) $134.37 $279,490
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $133.92 $278,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 2.47 $120.48 $250,600
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.59 $95.80 $199,270
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.00 $101.65 $211,430
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.57 (5) (5)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.72 $114.46 $238,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.72 $114.46 $238,070
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 2.47 $120.48 $250,600
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.28 2.00 $101.65 $211,430
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.59 $95.80 $199,270
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.57 (5) (5)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.57 (5) (5)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $122.93 $255,700
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 70 0.35 2.47 $120.48 $250,600


About May 2016 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017