Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
19,940 3.7 % $101.13 $210,340 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $48.62 $76.18 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $101,130 $158,450 (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 15,680 0.68 $103.73 $215,750
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,730 0.05 $95.25 $198,120
Outpatient Care Centers 880 0.15 $101.83 $211,800
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.02 $50.89 $105,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.02 $97.41 $202,610

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 15,680 0.68 $103.73 $215,750
Outpatient Care Centers 880 0.15 $101.83 $211,800
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,730 0.05 $95.25 $198,120
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.02 $97.41 $202,610
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.02 $50.89 $105,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 15,680 0.68 $103.73 $215,750
Outpatient Care Centers 880 0.15 $101.83 $211,800
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 30 0.02 $97.41 $202,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,730 0.05 $95.25 $198,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 430 0.02 $50.89 $105,860


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 3,160 0.23 1.44 $102.89 $214,020
Texas 2,030 0.20 1.29 $99.78 $207,540
New York 1,160 0.14 0.89 $90.95 $189,170
Ohio 1,010 0.21 1.31 $94.45 $196,460
New Jersey 820 0.22 1.39 $98.73 $205,350




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)
Hawaii 210 0.38 2.39 $84.49 $175,740
Montana 130 0.30 1.88 $102.43 $213,050
Oregon 440 0.28 1.79 $107.21 $223,000
New Mexico 190 0.25 1.58 $81.84 $170,230
Colorado 520 0.24 1.54 $110.25 $229,310




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Dakota (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Iowa 40 0.03 0.20 (5) (5)
Idaho (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Alabama 200 0.11 0.71 $116.42 $242,150
Kansas (8) (8) (8) $114.10 $237,320

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 790 0.16 1.01 $94.08 $195,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 720 0.29 1.83 $92.88 $193,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 640 0.17 1.08 $107.65 $223,910
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.90 $90.90 $189,060
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.50 3.19 $100.43 $208,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.22 1.43 $114.45 $238,060
Denver-Aurora, CO 410 0.34 2.19 $108.29 $225,240
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 2.46 $88.15 $183,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 370 0.22 1.40 $100.07 $208,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 0.98 $102.22 $212,620




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)
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.58 3.72 (5) (5)
Fresno, CA 180 0.58 3.70 $110.58 $230,000
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 470 0.50 3.19 $100.43 $208,900
Raleigh-Cary, NC 220 0.44 2.81 $115.15 $239,510
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 340 0.40 2.56 $101.83 $211,810
Jackson, MS 100 0.40 2.52 $68.55 $142,580
Honolulu, HI 160 0.39 2.49 $79.05 $164,430
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.39 2.46 $88.15 $183,350
Denver-Aurora, CO 410 0.34 2.19 $108.29 $225,240
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 40 0.32 2.02 $94.69 $196,960




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)
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.58 3.72 (5) (5)
Reading, PA 30 0.21 1.31 (5) (5)
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 70 0.07 0.44 (5) (5)
Midland, TX (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 60 0.29 1.86 (5) (5)
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Boulder, CO (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Boise City-Nampa, ID (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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 3.18 $85.22 $177,250
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.58 $99.27 $206,490
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.29 $79.42 $165,190
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.22 1.38 $109.61 $227,980
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.10 $102.38 $212,950

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)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.50 3.18 $85.22 $177,250
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.40 2.58 $99.27 $206,490
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.40 $108.87 $226,450
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 2.10 $102.38 $212,950
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 40 0.32 2.03 $87.52 $182,050

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)
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $117.48 $244,360
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $113.47 $236,020


About May 2010 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 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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