Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
18,880 4.0 % $113.10 $235,240 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $44.81 $80.32 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $93,200 $167,050 (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 14,110 0.55 $117.28 $243,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,910 0.05 $100.54 $209,130
Outpatient Care Centers 1,330 0.15 $105.28 $218,970
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 $75.17 $156,350
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $130.71 $271,890

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 14,110 0.55 $117.28 $243,940
Outpatient Care Centers 1,330 0.15 $105.28 $218,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,910 0.05 $100.54 $209,130
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $130.71 $271,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 210 0.01 $75.17 $156,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 70 0.03 $130.71 $271,890
Offices of Physicians 14,110 0.55 $117.28 $243,940
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services (8) (8) $112.16 $233,290
Outpatient Care Centers 1,330 0.15 $105.28 $218,970
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,910 0.05 $100.54 $209,130


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 2,030 0.12 0.92 $106.31 $221,120
New York 1,200 0.13 0.99 $102.39 $212,980
Florida 1,170 0.14 1.05 $120.06 $249,730
Texas 1,150 0.10 0.73 $100.76 $209,580
Georgia 1,010 0.23 1.77 $118.04 $245,520




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)
Vermont 140 0.46 3.49 $113.54 $236,160
Connecticut 600 0.36 2.74 $128.19 $266,640
Maine 160 0.27 2.07 $115.03 $239,250
Wyoming 60 0.23 1.73 $126.68 $263,490
Georgia 1,010 0.23 1.77 $118.04 $245,520




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)
North Dakota 30 0.07 0.56 (5) (5)
New Mexico 80 0.10 0.72 (5) (5)
Nevada 130 0.10 0.74 (5) (5)
Indiana 610 0.20 1.54 (5) (5)



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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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 810 0.18 1.38 $86.31 $179,520
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.11 0.86 $110.89 $230,650
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 730 0.28 2.11 $115.51 $240,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 550 0.22 1.66 $94.91 $197,410
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.33 2.52 (5) (5)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 400 0.21 1.56 $109.02 $226,760
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 380 0.26 1.97 $134.84 $280,460
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.01 $87.54 $182,080
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 330 0.18 1.36 $122.25 $254,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 320 0.09 0.66 $87.32 $181,630


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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 100 0.79 5.94 $109.92 $228,630
Waterbury, CT 50 0.71 5.37 $136.01 $282,890
Danbury, CT 50 0.65 4.94 (8) (8)
Albany, GA 40 0.59 4.48 (5) (5)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 50 0.56 4.23 $115.94 $241,150
Roanoke, VA 90 0.56 4.25 $101.25 $210,600
Saginaw, MI 40 0.52 3.95 $76.96 $160,070
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.46 3.49 $127.37 $264,930
Flint, MI 60 0.41 3.12 (8) (8)
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 190 0.33 2.47 $128.93 $268,170


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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)
Peabody-Salem-Beverly, MA NECTA Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 430 0.33 2.52 (5) (5)
Springfield, MO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Salinas, CA (8) (8) (8) (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)
Evansville, IN-KY (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.74 $99.26 $206,450
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.85 (5) (5)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 4.31 (5) (5)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.76 $127.23 $264,630
Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.52 $118.09 $245,620

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 4.31 (5) (5)
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.37 2.76 $127.23 $264,630
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.44 $115.28 $239,790
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.85 (5) (5)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.23 1.74 $99.26 $206,450

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)
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.57 4.31 (5) (5)
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.39 (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.85 (5) (5)
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $131.06 $272,600


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018