Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for ob/gyns in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 22,658 ob/gyns currently employed in the United States.
  • 85.2% of all ob/gyns are women, while 14.8% are men.
  • The average age of an employed ob/gyn is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of ob/gyns is White (70.0%), followed by Black or African American (11.0%), Hispanic or Latino (8.4%) and Asian (8.3%).
  • Ob/gyns are most in-demand in Las Vegas, NV.
  • New York, NY pays an annual average wage of $159,865, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 86% of what men earned.
  • New York is the best state for ob/gyns to live.
  • Ob/gyns are 59% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies.

Ob/Gyn Statistics By Gender

85.2% of ob/gyns are women and 14.8% of ob/gyns are men.

  • Female, 85.2%
  • Male, 14.8%

Ob/Gyns By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female85.2%
Male14.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Ob/Gyn

Women Earn 86¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$83,134
female-income
Female Income
$71,310

Ob/Gyn Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the ob/gyn position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Ob/Gyn Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201013.31%86.69%
201113.82%86.18%
201213.99%86.01%
201314.55%85.45%
201415.80%84.20%
201515.30%84.70%
201615.84%84.16%
201716.61%83.39%
201817.07%82.93%
201917.15%82.85%

Ob/Gyn Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, flight surgeon and optometrist, owner have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Staff Nurse Midwife2%98%
Perinatal Nurse3%97%
Therapeutic Dietitian3%97%
Ob/Gyn15%85%
Radiology Resident75%25%
Optometrist, Owner76%24%
Flight Surgeon82%18%

Ob/Gyn Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among ob/gyns is White, which makes up 70.0% of all ob/gyns. Comparatively, there are 11.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 8.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 70.0%
  • Black or African American, 11.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 8.4%
  • Asian, 8.3%
  • Unknown, 1.8%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Ob/Gyn Race

Ob/Gyn RacePercentages
White70.0%
Black or African American11.0%
Hispanic or Latino8.4%
Asian8.3%
Unknown1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.5%

Ob/Gyn Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among ob/gyns.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Ob/Gyn Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201072.73%11.23%7.48%6.68%
201172.32%11.60%7.40%6.74%
201271.91%11.73%7.49%6.96%
201371.75%11.67%7.60%6.92%
201470.57%11.81%8.12%7.45%
201570.75%11.92%7.65%7.57%
201670.55%11.45%8.09%7.84%
201770.20%10.95%8.27%8.18%
201869.99%11.62%8.00%8.08%
201970.02%10.96%8.30%8.43%

Ob/Gyn Wage Gap By Race

Asian ob/gyns have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american ob/gyns have the lowest average salary at $64,418.
$105,000
$97,000
$89,000
$81,000
$73,000
$65,000
$57,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$75,944
White$67,472
Black or African American$64,418
Asian$102,360
Hispanic or Latino$75,915

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Average Age of an Ob/Gyn

We determined the average age of ob/gyns based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Ob/Gyn Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4546
Unknown3739
Asian4245
Hispanic or Latino4038
White4345
American Indian and Alaska Native44

Ob/Gyn Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of ob/gyn employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of ob/gyns is 40+ years old, which represents 61% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Ob/Gyn Age

Ob/Gyn YearsPercentages
40+ years61%
30-40 years26%
20-30 years13%

Types of Ob/Gyn Degree Levels

The most common degree for ob/gyns is bachelor's degree 34% of ob/gyns earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 24% and rounding it off is diploma with 11%.

  • Bachelors, 34%
  • Associate, 24%
  • Diploma, 11%
  • Masters, 10%
  • Other Degrees, 21%

Ob/Gyns By Education

Ob/Gyn DegreePercentages
Bachelors34%
Associate24%
Diploma11%
Masters10%
Other Degrees21%

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Ob/Gyn Wage Gap By Education

Ob/gyns with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $107,314 annually. With a Doctorate degree, ob/gyns earn a median annual income of $88,333 compared to $71,310 for ob/gyns with an Bachelors degree.
$109,000
$98,000
$87,000
$76,000
$65,000
$54,000
$43,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$107,314
Bachelor's Degree$71,310
Doctorate Degree$88,333
Some College/ Associate Degree$53,198

Ob/Gyn Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where ob/gyns work. We found most ob/gyns work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most ob/gyns is the health care industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire ob/gyns.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Ob/Gyn Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees5%
50 - 100 employees3%
100 - 500 employees11%
500 - 1,000 employees15%
1,000 - 10,000 employees49%
> 10,000 employees17%

The Types Of Companies Ob/Gyn Work In

Employees with the ob/gyn job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most ob/gyns prefer to work at private companies over education companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Ob/Gyn Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education23%
Public12%
Private59%
Government6%

Top Industries Hiring Ob/Gyns

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ ob/gyns. Those industries include health care, non profits and pharmaceutical.

Health Care

Education

Fortune 500

Pharmaceutical

Government

Ob/Gyn Turnover And Employment Statistics

Ob/Gyn Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of ob/gyns changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Ob/Gyn Unemployment Rate By Year

YearOb/Gyn Unemployment Rate
20101.90%
20111.97%
20121.94%
20131.69%
20141.75%
20151.37%
20161.10%
20171.04%
20181.07%
20191.04%

The Average Number of Years That Ob/Gyn Stay in a Job

By looking over 8,807 ob/gyns resumes, we figured out that the average ob/gyn enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 30%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Ob/Gyn Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year30%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years14%
5-7 years12%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Ob/Gyns with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to ob/gyns.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Retail Pharmacist5.03%110,278
Physician Assistant Student7.51%58,769
Ob/Gyn8.34%
Primary Care Physician13.39%130,606
Optometrist, Owner13.47%51,669
Licensed Acupuncturist16.48%11,510
Colorectal Surgeon20.24%3,456

Ob/Gyn LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Retail Pharmacist5.03%110,278
Physician Assistant Student7.51%58,769
Primary Care Physician13.39%130,606
Optometrist, Owner13.47%51,669
Licensed Acupuncturist16.48%11,510
Colorectal Surgeon20.24%3,456

Foreign Languages Spoken By Ob/Gyns

The most common foreign language among ob/gyns is Spanish at 68.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is Hindi at 5.1% and Russian is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

  • Spanish, 68.2%
  • Hindi, 5.1%
  • Russian, 4.0%
  • French, 2.5%
  • Urdu, 2.5%
  • Other, 17.7%

Ob/Gyn Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish68.2%
Hindi5.1%
Russian4.0%
French2.5%
Urdu2.5%
Other17.7%

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Ob/Gyn Heatmaps

The amount you can make as an ob/gyn can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of ob/gyns is $129,488. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Ob/Gyns Earn The Most?

Ob/gyns earn the most in New York, where the average ob/gyn salary is $130,568. The map here shows where ob/gyns earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Ob/Gyns?

By looking through more than 8,807 resumes, we found that the most popular places for ob/gyns are New York, NY and Houston, TX.

Number of Ob/Gyns

Number Of Ob/Gyn Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Florida119$100,075
2Texas101$88,607
3Pennsylvania83$93,618
4New York80$130,568
5California78$122,429
6North Carolina65$108,034
7New Jersey63$104,386
8Wisconsin54$95,069
9Georgia53$94,236
10Washington51$81,276
11Ohio49$107,184
12Missouri40$74,094
13New Mexico39$95,268
14South Carolina38$93,850
15Illinois38$85,646
16Massachusetts37$127,207
17Michigan37$112,600
18Indiana32$100,966
19Tennessee32$91,249
20Maryland31$104,933
21Virginia31$93,761
22New Hampshire24$99,699
23Alabama20$93,129
24Nevada19$100,590
25Minnesota19$89,513
26Connecticut18$124,113
27Arizona18$112,175
28Maine18$96,230
29South Dakota17$75,306
30Oklahoma16$94,791
31Kentucky14$99,724
32Iowa14$71,243
33Arkansas12$94,209
34Louisiana12$93,395
35Oregon12$90,893
36Kansas10$84,358
37Mississippi8$94,319
38Vermont7$91,583
39Alaska6$79,866
40Idaho5$84,631
41Nebraska5$80,683
42Utah5$80,042
43Hawaii4$91,633
44Delaware3$102,306
45Montana3$74,546
46Rhode Island2$114,614
47District of Columbia2$113,974
48West Virginia2$87,306
49North Dakota2$76,796
50Colorado2$78,798
51Wyoming0$80,643

Where Are Ob/Gyns In High Demand?

Ob/gyns are in high demand in Las Vegas, NV. There are currently 15 job openings for ob/gyns here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country ob/gyns are in the most demand.

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Ob/Gyn Demographics FAQs

How Many Ob/gyn Are There In The Us?

There are over 23,154 Ob/Gyns in the United States.

What Percentage Of Ob/gyns Are Black?

11.0% of Ob/Gyns are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Ob/gyns?

Most an are White, with 70.0% of Ob/Gyns belonging to this ethnicity. 11.0% of Ob/Gyns are Black or African American, 8.4% of Ob/Gyns are Hispanic or Latino, 8.3% of Ob/Gyns are Asian, 1.8% of Ob/Gyns are Unknown, and 0.5% of Ob/Gyns are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Ob/gyn Jobs Male - Dominated ?

No, Ob/Gyn jobs are not male - dominated. 85% of Ob/Gyns are female, and 14% are male, so there are more female Ob/Gyns than male Ob/Gyns in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Ob/gyn ?

The average Ob/Gyn is 44 years old. 61% of Ob/Gyns are 40+ years old or older, 26% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 13% are between 20-30 years old

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