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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

29-1218 Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth. Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general care to women. May perform both medical and gynecological surgery functions.


National estimates for Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Industry profile for Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Geographic profile for Obstetricians and Gynecologists

National estimates for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,900 4.3 % $ 114.96 $ 239,120 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 39.58 $ 84.36 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 82,330 $ 175,470 (5) (5) (5)


Industry profile for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 12,950 0.50 $ 118.67 $ 246,830
Outpatient Care Centers 860 0.09 $ 121.11 $ 251,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 69.73 $ 145,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30 0.00 $ 90.82 $ 188,910

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 12,950 0.50 $ 118.67 $ 246,830
Outpatient Care Centers 860 0.09 $ 121.11 $ 251,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 69.73 $ 145,040
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30 0.00 $ 90.82 $ 188,910

Top paying industries for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 860 0.09 $ 121.11 $ 251,900
Offices of Physicians 12,950 0.50 $ 118.67 $ 246,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $ 105.56 $ 219,570
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 30 (7) $ 90.82 $ 188,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 69.73 $ 145,040


Geographic profile for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

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





States with the highest employment level in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,830 0.21 1.55 $ 103.12 $ 214,490
Texas 1,740 0.14 1.06 $ 93.48 $ 194,430
California 1,440 0.09 0.65 $ 113.27 $ 235,610
Florida 1,170 0.14 1.02 $ 118.07 $ 245,570
New Jersey 870 0.23 1.70 $ 123.79 $ 257,480




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 190 0.33 2.40 (5) (5)
Delaware 110 0.27 1.98 $ 138.06 $ 287,160
Montana 120 0.26 1.91 $ 142.68 $ 296,770
Connecticut 380 0.25 1.81 $ 132.46 $ 275,520
Maryland 580 0.23 1.70 $ 108.02 $ 224,670




Top paying states for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 190 0.33 2.40 (5) (5)
Wyoming (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Montana 120 0.26 1.91 $ 142.68 $ 296,770
Delaware 110 0.27 1.98 $ 138.06 $ 287,160
Colorado 530 0.21 1.51 $ 137.36 $ 285,710





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 2,080 0.24 1.73 $ 106.93 $ 222,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 800 0.27 1.96 $ 97.35 $ 202,490
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 600 0.17 1.22 $ 79.53 $ 165,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 500 0.12 0.85 $ 120.51 $ 250,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 470 0.08 0.60 $ 105.56 $ 219,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 410 0.22 1.65 $ 123.72 $ 257,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 400 0.15 1.13 $ 127.93 $ 266,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 390 0.13 0.98 $ 101.40 $ 210,920
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 360 0.25 1.84 $ 134.93 $ 280,660
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 320 0.12 0.89 $ 121.18 $ 252,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Carbondale-Marion, IL 50 0.96 7.10 $ 130.97 $ 272,420
Salinas, CA 120 0.67 4.95 (8) (8)
Bend-Redmond, OR 40 0.51 3.74 $ 100.26 $ 208,540
Urban Honolulu, HI 160 0.39 2.85 (5) (5)
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.36 2.63 (5) (5)
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.35 2.57 $ 109.78 $ 228,350
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 130 0.35 2.55 $ 133.57 $ 277,820
Asheville, NC 60 0.32 2.37 $ 113.84 $ 236,790
Akron, OH 90 0.29 2.10 $ 136.09 $ 283,070
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 30 0.28 2.03 (8) (8)




Top paying metropolitan areas for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 130 0.13 0.98 (5) (5)
Colorado Springs, CO 50 0.18 1.35 (5) (5)
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 40 0.10 0.76 (5) (5)
Fayetteville, NC 40 0.36 2.63 (5) (5)
Killeen-Temple, TX 40 0.26 1.94 (5) (5)
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Urban Honolulu, HI 160 0.39 2.85 (5) (5)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 0.83 $ 141.56 $ 294,450

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.22 (5) (5)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.51 $ 123.48 $ 256,830

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.22 (5) (5)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.51 $ 123.48 $ 256,830

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.30 2.22 (5) (5)
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 132.23 $ 275,040


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021