Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
20,540 4.1 % $105.10 $218,610 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $55.97 $80.68 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $116,420 $167,810 (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 16,320 0.70 $107.69 $224,000
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,760 0.05 $96.49 $200,700
Outpatient Care Centers 880 0.14 $105.20 $218,810
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 370 0.01 $55.17 $114,760
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $93.33 $194,130

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 16,320 0.70 $107.69 $224,000
Outpatient Care Centers 880 0.14 $105.20 $218,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,760 0.05 $96.49 $200,700
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $93.33 $194,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 370 0.01 $55.17 $114,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 16,320 0.70 $107.69 $224,000
Outpatient Care Centers 880 0.14 $105.20 $218,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,760 0.05 $96.49 $200,700
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 50 0.02 $93.33 $194,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 370 0.01 $55.17 $114,760


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 2,840 0.20 1.26 $107.19 $222,960
Texas 2,520 0.24 1.53 $108.86 $226,420
Ohio 1,130 0.23 1.42 $96.96 $201,670
New York 1,100 0.13 0.81 $96.38 $200,470
North Carolina 860 0.22 1.40 $106.15 $220,800




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 0.37 2.28 $103.96 $216,240
Nevada 370 0.33 2.08 (8) (8)
Oregon 460 0.29 1.81 $115.54 $240,320
New Hampshire 160 0.27 1.66 $116.52 $242,360
Massachusetts 800 0.25 1.58 $102.98 $214,190




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Wyoming 40 0.13 0.83 $120.49 $250,630
Alabama 180 0.10 0.63 $119.09 $247,700
Arkansas 240 0.21 1.30 $117.12 $243,610
Pennsylvania 300 0.05 0.34 $117.08 $243,530





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,170 0.46 2.86 $108.72 $226,130
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 920 0.18 1.14 $95.56 $198,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 510 0.31 1.91 $105.28 $218,970
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.52 3.25 $100.22 $208,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 430 0.19 1.16 $104.80 $217,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.67 $114.97 $239,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 410 0.11 0.72 $92.75 $192,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.18 1.15 (5) (5)
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 370 0.38 2.38 $99.17 $206,270
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.36 2.24 $111.55 $232,020




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)
Waterbury, CT 40 0.65 4.07 $109.97 $228,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 500 0.52 3.25 $100.22 $208,460
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,170 0.46 2.86 $108.72 $226,130
Raleigh-Cary, NC 210 0.41 2.57 $115.64 $240,520
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 370 0.38 2.38 $99.17 $206,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 320 0.36 2.26 $107.37 $223,330
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 350 0.36 2.24 $111.55 $232,020
Honolulu, HI 150 0.36 2.23 $106.13 $220,740
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 2.03 $117.50 $244,400
Mobile, AL 50 0.32 2.02 $117.39 $244,160




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 (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 40 0.22 1.35 (5) (5)
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.32 (5) (5)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) (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 40 0.19 1.19 (5) (5)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.18 1.15 (5) (5)
Chattanooga, TN-GA (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 80 0.48 2.97 $84.70 $176,170
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 50 0.17 1.07 $78.84 $163,980
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 1.22 $104.46 $217,280
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.39 $108.21 $225,070
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.50 $110.14 $229,100

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 80 0.48 2.97 $84.70 $176,170
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.50 $110.14 $229,100
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.17 $99.24 $206,410
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 1.39 $108.21 $225,070
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.36 $113.97 $237,060

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)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 1.34 $116.44 $242,200
Eastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $115.48 $240,190
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $114.73 $238,630


About May 2011 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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