Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
20,880 6.3 % $104.21 $216,760 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $58.29 $79.73 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $121,240 $165,830 (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 15,760 0.66 $107.25 $223,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,650 0.07 $95.74 $199,140
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.14 $103.28 $214,830
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 340 0.01 $54.54 $113,440
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 0.00 $99.39 $206,740

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 15,760 0.66 $107.25 $223,070
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.14 $103.28 $214,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,650 0.07 $95.74 $199,140
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 40 0.02 $97.29 $202,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 340 0.01 $54.54 $113,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 15,760 0.66 $107.25 $223,070
Outpatient Care Centers 900 0.14 $103.28 $214,830
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $99.39 $206,740
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 40 0.02 $97.29 $202,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,650 0.07 $95.74 $199,140


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 2,400 0.17 1.05 $106.22 $220,940
Texas 2,150 0.20 1.27 $105.71 $219,870
Ohio 1,180 0.23 1.46 $100.30 $208,620
New Jersey 890 0.23 1.46 $107.33 $223,250
North Carolina 720 0.19 1.16 $96.35 $200,400




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)
Oregon 560 0.35 2.16 $116.75 $242,840
Hawaii 210 0.35 2.20 $98.19 $204,240
Nevada 370 0.33 2.05 (8) (8)
New Hampshire 150 0.25 1.58 $113.09 $235,220
Delaware 100 0.25 1.54 $115.57 $240,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Idaho 60 0.09 0.58 (5) (5)
Oklahoma 80 0.05 0.32 $120.17 $249,960
Pennsylvania 270 0.05 0.30 $119.18 $247,880
South Dakota 40 0.10 0.62 $118.86 $247,240
Montana 70 0.15 0.94 $118.27 $246,010





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 1,020 0.39 2.42 $104.60 $217,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 890 0.17 1.08 $94.15 $195,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 0.73 $115.12 $239,450
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.44 2.75 $96.47 $200,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 400 0.40 2.48 $116.04 $241,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 390 0.17 1.03 $99.56 $207,080
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.38 2.37 $101.15 $210,380
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 360 0.37 2.30 $109.44 $227,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 340 0.15 0.94 $102.90 $214,030
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 300 0.24 1.51 $94.56 $196,680




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)
Jonesboro, AR 50 0.93 5.83 $95.42 $198,470
Waterbury, CT 40 0.69 4.30 $105.32 $219,070
Lexington-Fayette, KY 140 0.56 3.51 $118.18 $245,810
Medford, OR 30 0.45 2.84 $113.18 $235,420
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 440 0.44 2.75 $96.47 $200,650
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 400 0.40 2.48 $116.04 $241,370
Canton-Massillon, OH 70 0.40 2.51 $99.88 $207,750
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,020 0.39 2.42 $104.60 $217,570
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 370 0.38 2.37 $101.15 $210,380
Honolulu, HI 160 0.37 2.30 $99.59 $207,140




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)
Winston-Salem, NC 40 0.21 1.33 (5) (5)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.22 (5) (5)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Oklahoma City, OK 30 0.06 0.37 (5) (5)
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 90 0.11 0.68 (5) (5)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 80 0.25 1.55 (5) (5)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 30 0.11 0.70 (5) (5)
Eugene-Springfield, OR (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 0.47 2.96 $92.57 $192,550
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 3.37 $102.26 $212,700
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.21 $103.22 $214,700
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.49 (5) (5)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 4.09 $95.05 $197,710

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)
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.66 4.09 $95.05 $197,710
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 3.37 $102.26 $212,700
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.47 2.96 $92.57 $192,550
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.49 (5) (5)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 2.00 $98.30 $204,470

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)
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.40 2.49 (5) (5)
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 1.18 $119.46 $248,480
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 1.35 $115.72 $240,690


About May 2012 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.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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