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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
21,570 10.1 % $ 142.41 $ 296,210 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 48.67 $ 95.33 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $ 101,240 $ 198,290 (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 15,640 0.58 $ 148.66 $ 309,210
Outpatient Care Centers 1,060 0.11 $ 139.58 $ 290,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 45.51 $ 94,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (5) (5)

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 15,640 0.58 $ 148.66 $ 309,210
Outpatient Care Centers 1,060 0.11 $ 139.58 $ 290,320
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 45.51 $ 94,650
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 (5) (5)

Top paying industries for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) (5) (5)
Offices of Physicians 15,640 0.58 $ 148.66 $ 309,210
Outpatient Care Centers 1,060 0.11 $ 139.58 $ 290,320
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $ 128.92 $ 268,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 310 0.01 $ 45.51 $ 94,650


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.



Map of employment of obstetricians and gynecologists by state, May 2021


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 2,240 0.26 1.69 $ 127.12 $ 264,400
California 2,220 0.13 0.88 $ 148.85 $ 309,610
New Jersey 2,050 0.53 3.47 (5) (5)
Texas 1,830 0.15 0.98 $ 140.65 $ 292,560
Georgia 930 0.21 1.38 $ 153.51 $ 319,300


Map of location quotient of obstetricians and gynecologists by state, May 2021


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)
New Jersey 2,050 0.53 3.47 (5) (5)
Hawaii 210 0.38 2.51 $ 119.27 $ 248,080
Delaware 160 0.36 2.37 $ 169.56 $ 352,680
Montana 140 0.30 1.97 $ 164.64 $ 342,450
New York 2,240 0.26 1.69 $ 127.12 $ 264,400


Map of annual mean wages of obstetricians and gynecologists by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Obstetricians and Gynecologists:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 470 0.18 1.17 (5) (5)
Maryland 420 0.17 1.08 (5) (5)
Nevada 170 0.13 0.87 (5) (5)
New Jersey 2,050 0.53 3.47 (5) (5)
North Carolina 480 0.11 0.71 (5) (5)



Map of employment of obstetricians and gynecologists by area, May 2021


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 3,580 0.41 2.70 $ 132.09 $ 274,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 1,120 0.20 1.28 $ 133.63 $ 277,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 670 0.19 1.22 $ 157.97 $ 328,570
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 390 0.39 2.55 $ 127.03 $ 264,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 380 0.14 0.94 $ 172.03 $ 357,820
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 1.44 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 0.48 (5) (5)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 290 0.11 0.73 $ 146.09 $ 303,870
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 280 0.16 1.01 $ 141.63 $ 294,600
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 270 0.09 0.62 $ 105.76 $ 219,980


Map of location quotient of obstetricians and gynecologists by area, May 2021


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)
Springfield, IL 60 0.62 4.06 $ 162.55 $ 338,100
Champaign-Urbana, IL 60 0.61 4.01 $ 171.81 $ 357,370
Worcester, MA-CT 150 0.55 3.60 (8) (8)
Macon, GA 50 0.50 3.25 $ 146.58 $ 304,890
Urban Honolulu, HI 170 0.42 2.76 $ 103.40 $ 215,070
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,580 0.41 2.70 $ 132.09 $ 274,740
Flint, MI 50 0.41 2.66 $ 87.86 $ 182,740
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 390 0.39 2.55 $ 127.03 $ 264,220
Fayetteville, NC 50 0.37 2.44 (5) (5)
St. Cloud, MN 30 0.35 2.29 $ 151.68 $ 315,500


Map of annual mean wages of obstetricians and gynecologists by area, May 2021


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)
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 170 0.13 0.88 (5) (5)
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 120 0.10 0.65 (5) (5)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 310 0.07 0.48 (5) (5)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 320 0.22 1.44 (5) (5)
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 80 0.22 1.45 (5) (5)
Fayetteville, NC 50 0.37 2.44 (5) (5)
Green Bay, WI 30 0.18 1.20 (5) (5)
Greensboro-High Point, NC (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 160 0.17 1.12 (5) (5)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.44 (5) (5)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.51 (5) (5)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.47 $ 158.53 $ 329,730

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.44 (5) (5)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.51 (5) (5)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.47 $ 158.53 $ 329,730

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)
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.23 1.51 (5) (5)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 2.44 (5) (5)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 170.68 $ 355,010
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.47 $ 158.53 $ 329,730
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 157.81 $ 328,240


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022