OB/GYNs, formally known as obstetricians and gynecologists, are physicians who specialize in the delivery and birth of children and the medical care of female reproductive systems, such as the ovaries. The salary for these professionals generally depends on their geographical location and type of employer.
Mean Monthly Wages
The monthly mean wages for OB/GYNs in 2013 was $17,714, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mean hourly wages were $102.20. The mean yearly salary was $212,570.
Geographical Wage Differences
Salaries vary for OB/GYNs based on the need for these professionals in different locations and the cost of living. Wages in California averaged $16,288 per month, according to the BLS, and in Virginia, the average salary was $17,488 per month. In Oklahoma, one of the highest-paying states, the average salary was $20,917 per month.
Types of Employers
While some OB/GYNs are self-employed and have their own offices, others work for employers, such as physicians’ offices, hospitals and outpatient care centers. Physicians’ offices paid an average salary of $18,061 per month, and general medical hospitals paid an average salary of $16,616 per month.