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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 in May of 2021. 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 2020


Historical salary data

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

The average OBGYN’s salary had risen sharply in 2019, but during the 2020, the pandemic led to fewer patients presenting for routine exams and fewer babies were conceived. Thirty-five percent of OBGYN respondents said their salary decreased in 2020 and the same number said their workload decreased. This could explain why the average annual salary for OBGYNs decreased in 2020 by 7% compared to 2019.

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Survey results

Demographic insights by gender

In 2020, most were female, slightly increased over the number last year.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Male - Emergency medicine


5% decrease
LocumTenens Salary Survey - Female - Emergency medicine


5% increase

Where did OBGYNs work in 2020?

In 2019, most OBGYNs worked for group practice, but in 2020 they shifted to working mostly for hospital systems.

LocumTenens Salary Survey - Hospital Employed - OBGYN

Hospital employed


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Group practice - OBGYN

Group practice


LocumTenens Salary Survey - Clinic or Community - OBGYN

Clinic or community center



OBGYNs who took this survey

In 2020 most OBGYNs worked in the midwest. Almost half of OBGYNs are from generation X (born between 1965 and 1980). More than half (60%) were full-time employed physicians. 

By region

Years in practice

Employment status

How old are OBGYNs?


Invitations for the survey were emailed to a database of more than 220,000 healthcare professionals in May 2021. Some recipients had been placed by LocumTenens.com, and some had not. There was a total of 2300 respondents, both physicians and advanced practitioners, who were self-selected and spanned all 50 states.