Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
21,740 6.2 % $103.25 $214,750 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $48.12 $75.35 (5) (5) (5)
Annual Wage (2) $100,100 $156,730 (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 16,820 0.68 $104.70 $217,780
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,550 0.07 $98.92 $205,750
Outpatient Care Centers 870 0.12 $105.83 $220,120
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $50.67 $105,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $108.87 $226,450

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 16,820 0.68 $104.70 $217,780
Outpatient Care Centers 870 0.12 $105.83 $220,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,550 0.07 $98.92 $205,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $108.87 $226,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 250 0.01 $50.67 $105,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $108.87 $226,450
Outpatient Care Centers 870 0.12 $105.83 $220,120
Offices of Physicians 16,820 0.68 $104.70 $217,780
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $100.77 $209,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 3,550 0.07 $98.92 $205,750


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 2,420 0.16 0.99 $93.41 $194,290
New York 2,400 0.27 1.69 $94.37 $196,290
Texas 1,840 0.16 1.02 $85.76 $178,380
Florida 1,360 0.18 1.10 $114.91 $239,010
Ohio 1,280 0.25 1.53 $106.60 $221,720




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)
Vermont 130 0.42 2.62 $84.51 $175,790
Virginia 1,040 0.29 1.78 $105.12 $218,650
Delaware 120 0.29 1.78 $113.75 $236,590
Oregon 450 0.27 1.66 $110.57 $229,980
New York 2,400 0.27 1.69 $94.37 $196,290




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 220 0.08 0.50 (5) (5)
Iowa 90 0.06 0.35 (5) (5)
Idaho 80 0.12 0.75 (5) (5)
South Dakota 60 0.14 0.89 $126.95 $264,050
Nevada 180 0.15 0.92 $125.86 $261,790





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 930 0.23 1.43 $91.43 $190,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 770 0.14 0.88 $98.57 $205,030
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 760 0.32 1.98 $97.97 $203,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 600 0.27 1.65 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 540 0.19 1.17 $75.73 $157,510
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 420 0.11 0.69 $93.72 $194,950
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 390 0.22 1.34 $107.02 $222,610
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 380 0.21 1.31 $116.51 $242,340
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 290 0.28 1.76 $110.69 $230,240
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 280 0.12 0.73 $118.13 $245,700




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)
Medford, OR 60 0.81 5.03 $105.90 $220,280
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.51 3.17 (5) (5)
Dayton, OH 190 0.51 3.18 (8) (8)
Roanoke, VA 70 0.48 2.99 $98.05 $203,950
Billings, MT 40 0.43 2.68 $115.21 $239,640
Jackson, MS 100 0.41 2.54 $113.77 $236,640
Green Bay, WI 70 0.40 2.47 (5) (5)
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 30 0.37 2.30 $60.92 $126,720
Asheville, NC 60 0.35 2.15 $118.19 $245,840
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 30 0.34 2.11 $98.28 $204,420




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)
Worcester, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 200 0.19 1.16 (5) (5)
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 130 0.51 3.17 (5) (5)
Green Bay, WI 70 0.40 2.47 (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)
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.94 $114.56 $238,280
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.65 (5) (5)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.45 $86.92 $180,800
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.39 $96.62 $200,970
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.53 $118.07 $245,580

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.65 (5) (5)
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 2.39 $96.62 $200,970
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 50 0.31 1.94 $114.56 $238,280
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.53 $118.07 $245,580
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 1.45 $86.92 $180,800

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)
Southern Oregon & Linn County nonmetropolitan area 40 0.43 2.65 (5) (5)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (5) (5)
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 1.32 (5) (5)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.53 $118.07 $245,580


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015