OB/GYN Physician Salary Guide

Do you wonder how much obstetrician gynecologists (OB/GYN) doctors make? And how does the salary for OB/GYN doctors compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s find out! 

Discover out OB/GYN physician salary guide to find:

  • OB/GYN Physician Salary
  • Physician Salary by State
  • How Do OB/GYN Physician Salaries Compare Against Other Physician Specialties?
  • How Much Will OB/GYN Physicians Make in 2024?

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NP salary guide

How Much Do OB/GYN Physicians Make?

The average annual OB/GYN physician salary is $277,320 per year in the U.S., according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, OB/GYN physicians make a total of $337,000 per year, according to Medscape’s 2023 OB/GYN physician compensation report.  

How Much Do Locum Tenens OB/GYN Physicians Make?

Locum tenens OB/GYN physicians can make up to $200 per hour, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.

If you were to extrapolate that rate over a year (at 40 hours per week), the average locum salary comes out to around $416,000. 

That means locum tenens OB/GYN physicians can make up to 50% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm OB/GYN physicians are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens OB/GYN physicians are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

Furthermore, because locum tenens OB/GYN physicians are paid by the hour, the hours they work are directly reflected in their pay, while a salaried OB/GYN physician’s additional hours may not be reflected in their salary.

Finally, paid time off and insurance may be reflected in the perm OB/GYN physicians salary structure, but locum tenens providers do have options when it comes to health insurance

OB/GYN Physician Salary by State

The most recent state breakdown of OB/GYN physician salaries comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, though the BLS was not able to collect enough data for all 50 states. That said, the top 5 highest paying states for OB/GYN  physicians salary are:

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Georgia 
  • Maryland 

How Do OB/GYN Physician Salaries Compare Against Other Physician Specialties?

OB/GYN physicians are in the middle of the 30+ physician specialties surveyed in the Medscape 2023 compensation report. The top five specialties (plastic surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, urology, gastroenterology) all reported annual income of greater than $500,000.

How Much Will OB/GYN Physicians Make in 2024?

OB/GYN physicians salaries have been steadily increasing over the last several years, with a 35% increase in reported salary since 2015. 

In 2023, OB/GYN physician salaries remained the same from the previous year. A safe estimate is that OB/GYN physicians will make the same as they did in 2023, meaning that OB/GYN physicians will make around $337,000 in annual salary in 2024.


Find Your Next OB/GYN Physician Job with Barton

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We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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