Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,590 4.0 % $114.58 $238,320 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $44.25 $82.75 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $92,040 $172,130 (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 13,470 0.52 $118.60 $246,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,340 0.06 $103.59 $215,470
Outpatient Care Centers 1,060 0.12 $109.98 $228,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $80.65 $167,760
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $135.42 $281,680

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 13,470 0.52 $118.60 $246,690
Outpatient Care Centers 1,060 0.12 $109.98 $228,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,340 0.06 $103.59 $215,470
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 80 0.03 $135.42 $281,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $80.65 $167,760

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 $135.42 $281,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $123.49 $256,860
Offices of Physicians 13,470 0.52 $118.60 $246,690
Outpatient Care Centers 1,060 0.12 $109.98 $228,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,340 0.06 $103.59 $215,470


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 1,950 0.11 0.89 $104.23 $216,800
Texas 1,590 0.13 1.02 $103.51 $215,300
New York 1,200 0.13 1.00 $110.70 $230,250
Florida 1,000 0.12 0.91 $122.85 $255,530
Ohio 990 0.18 1.42 $122.86 $255,560




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)
Connecticut 590 0.36 2.78 $130.81 $272,080
Hawaii 210 0.33 2.60 $113.97 $237,050
Vermont 90 0.29 2.25 $110.76 $230,380
Colorado 750 0.29 2.24 $137.77 $286,560
District of Columbia 170 0.24 1.85 $108.30 $225,260




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 (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Nevada 120 0.09 0.72 (5) (5)
New Mexico 70 0.09 0.71 $138.31 $287,680
Colorado 750 0.29 2.24 $137.77 $286,560
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $137.11 $285,180





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,260 0.13 1.03 $113.22 $235,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 830 0.14 1.06 $86.36 $179,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 700 0.22 1.73 $98.99 $205,900
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 590 0.22 1.72 $112.76 $234,540
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 550 0.37 2.90 $137.16 $285,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 480 0.13 1.05 $101.80 $211,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 450 0.23 1.79 $115.59 $240,420
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 440 0.09 0.74 $89.64 $186,450
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 410 0.15 1.15 $122.75 $255,330
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 350 0.18 1.39 $83.12 $172,880




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)
Danbury, CT 50 0.68 5.32 $119.73 $249,040
Saginaw, MI 40 0.52 4.06 $65.81 $136,880
Roanoke, VA 60 0.42 3.27 $102.16 $212,480
Urban Honolulu, HI 190 0.40 3.14 $113.40 $235,880
Flint, MI 60 0.40 3.13 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 550 0.37 2.90 $137.16 $285,290
Lexington-Fayette, KY 80 0.31 2.38 $125.92 $261,920
Charlottesville, VA 30 0.29 2.29 $122.93 $255,700
Akron, OH 90 0.29 2.23 $112.80 $234,620
Anchorage, AK 40 0.25 1.96 $134.10 $278,940




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)
Waterbury, CT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Toledo, OH 30 0.11 0.84 (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre--Hazleton, PA 30 0.13 1.02 (5) (5)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.64 (5) (5)
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.87 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.19 1.51 (5) (5)

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.87 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.19 1.51 (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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.19 1.51 (5) (5)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.87 (5) (5)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $139.66 $290,490


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019