Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, 2002

29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, especially those affecting the reproductive system and the process of childbirth.

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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)
19,970 8.3 % $86.37 $179,640 2.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $42.77 $67.92 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $88,970 $141,270 (5) (5) (5)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Offices of physicians 16,650 $88.88 $184,860 1 1
General medical and surgical hospitals 2,190 $76.55 $159,230 2 3
Outpatient care centers 420 $81.57 $169,670 3 2
Colleges and universities 390 $53.69 $111,680 4 4

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Offices of physicians 16,650 $88.88 $184,860 1 1
Outpatient care centers 420 $81.57 $169,670 3 2
General medical and surgical hospitals 2,190 $76.55 $159,230 2 3
Colleges and universities 390 $53.69 $111,680 4 4

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
District of Columbia 510 $58.22 $121,090 0.086% 5
Vermont 90 $74.41 $154,780 0.031% 2
Colorado 660 $93.97 $195,450 0.031% 3
Alabama 560 $91.11 $189,500 0.031% 3
West Virginia 200 $92.41 $192,200 0.029% 3

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Louisiana 240 $99.00 $205,920 0.013% 1
Arkansas (6) $98.03 $203,910 (6) 1
South Carolina 370 $97.43 $202,650 0.021% 1
Iowa (6) $97.34 $202,460 (6) 2
Arizona 180 $96.81 $201,370 0.008% 1

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Montgomery, AL MSA 110 $95.56 $198,770 0.073%
Hattiesburg, MS MSA 30 $93.91 $195,330 0.065%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA 70 $97.48 $202,750 0.061%
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN PMSA 470 $96.20 $200,100 0.055%
Portland, ME MSA 70 $88.01 $183,060 0.046%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Syracuse, NY MSA 40 (5) (5) 0.012%
Birmingham, AL MSA (6) (5) (5) (6)
South Bend, IN MSA (6) $101.16 $210,410 (6)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA (6) $100.86 $209,780 (6)
Detroit, MI PMSA 360 $100.75 $209,550 0.018%

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. 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) Data for detailed occupations does not sum to the totals because the totals include data for 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 mean 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 $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: December 1, 2003

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