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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
18,620 3.9 % $112.31 $233,610 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $39.04 $82.59 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $81,200 $171,780 (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 13,130 0.50 $116.42 $242,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,860 0.07 $100.81 $209,690
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.11 $111.58 $232,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $77.52 $161,240
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 0.00 $133.40 $277,460

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 13,130 0.50 $116.42 $242,160
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.11 $111.58 $232,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,860 0.07 $100.81 $209,690
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 $77.52 $161,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 0.00 $85.58 $178,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $133.40 $277,460
Offices of Physicians 13,130 0.50 $116.42 $242,160
Outpatient Care Centers 1,000 0.11 $111.58 $232,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,860 0.07 $100.81 $209,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 40 (7) $85.58 $178,000


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)
New York 1,580 0.17 1.31 $104.21 $216,760
California 1,540 0.09 0.70 $113.81 $236,730
Texas 1,500 0.12 0.95 $85.56 $177,970
Florida 1,090 0.12 0.98 $119.90 $249,380
Michigan 930 0.21 1.68 $88.17 $183,400




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 500 0.30 2.39 $124.91 $259,810
Hawaii 180 0.28 2.19 (5) (5)
Delaware 120 0.27 2.14 $129.60 $269,570
District of Columbia 180 0.25 1.98 $102.88 $214,000
Colorado 650 0.24 1.92 $132.06 $274,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 50 0.18 1.40 (5) (5)
Hawaii 180 0.28 2.19 (5) (5)
Alaska (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Alabama 150 0.07 0.58 (5) (5)
Iowa 130 0.08 0.64 $136.19 $283,280





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 1,750 0.18 1.43 $110.38 $229,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 560 0.15 1.21 $76.06 $158,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 550 0.17 1.36 $100.42 $208,870
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 540 0.20 1.56 $110.37 $229,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 510 0.26 2.04 $116.32 $241,940
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 490 0.17 1.38 $123.13 $256,100
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 420 0.28 2.21 $127.88 $266,000
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 420 0.09 0.71 $98.86 $205,630
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 0.21 1.63 $86.84 $180,620
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 350 0.12 0.97 $131.39 $273,300




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)
Carbondale-Marion, IL 50 0.87 6.86 $129.49 $269,330
Roanoke, VA 130 0.82 6.46 $94.48 $196,510
Saginaw, MI 60 0.71 5.57 $90.89 $189,050
Danbury, CT 50 0.65 5.11 $111.36 $231,640
Salinas, CA 100 0.56 4.39 (8) (8)
Champaign-Urbana, IL 50 0.51 3.99 $114.47 $238,090
Bend-Redmond, OR 30 0.40 3.19 $100.62 $209,290
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 40 0.36 2.83 (8) (8)
Portsmouth, NH-ME 30 0.34 2.64 $91.69 $190,710
Salisbury, MD-DE 50 0.34 2.65 $104.24 $216,820




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)
Urban Honolulu, HI 140 0.30 2.39 (5) (5)
Tucson, AZ (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Pueblo, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 70 0.08 0.66 (5) (5)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Colorado Springs, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fayetteville, NC 30 0.27 2.10 $136.79 $284,520
Akron, OH 80 0.24 1.93 $135.89 $282,650
Albuquerque, NM 40 0.11 0.88 $135.48 $281,800

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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.23 1.79 (5) (5)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.73 $120.85 $251,370

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 Ohio non-metropolitan area 40 0.23 1.79 (5) (5)
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.73 $120.85 $251,370

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 40 0.23 1.79 (5) (5)
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $134.62 $280,010


About May 2019 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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020