Obstetrician-gynecologists specialize in the general medical care of women, as well as care related to pregnancy and the reproductive tract. The obstetrician-gynecologist goes through four years of specialized residency training in areas dealing with preconceptional health, pregnancy, labor and childbirth, postpartum care, genetics, genetic counseling and prenatal diagnosis.
Fellowship programs available to Obstetrician/gynecologists are:
The residency for obstetrics and gynecology is four years. One to three years of additional training is required to practice in one of the subspecialty areas.
The annual salary ranges from approximately $251,500–$326,924.
Gynecologist and Obstetrician salary in Different Practice Settings
Offices of Physicians $224,000
Outpatient Care Centers $218,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $200,700
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $194,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $114,760
Gynecologist and Obstetrician salary following a Fellowship Training
Critical care medicine $264,750
Gynecologic oncology $413,500
Hospice and Palliative medicine $215,716
Maternal and Fetal medicine (MFM) $394,121
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility $317,312
Combined MFM/Genetics -
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery -
Mean annual incomes for white female and male obstetrician gynecologists, across the working lifetime, 2010
Gynecologist and Obstetrician salary by States
TABLE 1 – Section 1(a) – Married Individuals Filing Joint Returns and Surviving Spouses
If Taxable Income Is: The Tax Is:
Not over $17,850 10% of the taxable income
Over $17,850 but $1,785 plus 15% of
not over $72,500 the excess over $17,850
Over $72,500 but $9,982.50 plus 25% of
not over $146,400 the excess over $72,500
Over $146,400 but $28,457.50 plus 28% of
not over $223,050 the excess over $146,400
Over $223,050 but $49,919.50 plus 33% of
not over $398,350 the excess over $223,050
Over $398,350 but $107,768.50 plus 35% of
not over $450,000 the excess over $398,350
Over $450,000 $125,846 plus 39.6% of
the excess over $450,000
- The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.
- Physician Compensation Survey. Modern Healthcare. July 19, 2010: 20–26.
- American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011.on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov
- Muffly TM, Weeks WB.Income differentials required to make fellowship training in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive pelvic surgery financially neutral. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2008 Jan;19(1):151-6.[ Article / Pubmed ]