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OBGYN Salary

How much do OBGYNs make?

What is the salary for an OBGYN?

LocumTenens.com conducted its Annual Salary and Employment Survey from August to October 2023. Survey respondents represent OBGYNs who practice on a locum tenens basis as well as those with permanent salaries. Compensation results consist of only full-time, permanent employees and consider only annual salary and bonuses.

Average OBGYN salary in 2023


Historical salary data

How does this year's salary for OBGYNs compare to other years?

In 2023, the average OBGYN’s salary grew by 8%. Research shows that Women’s Medicine is a specialty with one of the lowest rates of job satisfaction (60%), underscoring an urgent need in this critical area of healthcare.

Virtually all states in the U.S. are affected by "maternity care deserts," regions where maternal healthcare is insufficient or absent, which is driving a national maternal mortality crisis.

Women's healthcare providers also showed a strong affinity for local contract work, pointing to the potential for gig-based innovation for this specialty.

2021 data not available.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - OBGYN


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - OBGYN


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Prefer not to answer - OBGYN

Prefer not to answer


Where did OBGYNs work in 2023?

In 2023, most OBGYNs worked for independent medical group or hospital.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Medical Group Employed - OBGYN

Medical group / practice owned by a hospital / system


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Independent medical group - OBGYN

Independent medical group / practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - OBGYN




OBGYNs who took this survey

The nation’s OB-GYNs in general have been practicing for quite some time, with 59% reporting 21 years or more in their practice. Those working as contractors or locum tenens (37%) were more numerous than those in permanent roles (31%). More than half (52%) of respondents were of the Baby Boomer generation (born 1946 to 1964).

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are OBGYNs?


This report was compiled using data from an original survey conducted by LocumTenens.com from August to October 2023. Medical practitioners from the LocumTenens.com database were invited to participate in this survey. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. As incentive for completing the survey, respondents were offered a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. This survey takes into account clinicians currently practicing medicine. Of the 2,081 respondents who qualified for the survey, 1,675 completed it. At the 95% confidence level, the survey has an error range of +/- 2.4%.