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Medical Specialty Spotlight: OB/GYN

Merritt Hawkins Team | January 16, 2018

Medical Specialty Spotlight: OB/GYN


In our special feature entitled “Medical Specialty Spotlight,” we review trends in a variety of medical specialties related to healthcare recruitment, physician compensation and industry trends. Today, we will look at Obstetrics and Gynecology.

 Number of active OB/GYN physicians: 43,212  
 Most in demand medical specialty ranking: 6th 
 Percentage of active OB/GYN physicians that are 55 or older: 37% 
 Average starting OB/GYN physician salary: $321,000 

OB/GYN Trends

  • OB/GYN physicians remain in steady demand, underscoring the need for medical specialists among an aging population.
  • Specialists continue to be high revenue-generators in a system that remains largely volume-driven.
  • Average salary offers for OB/GYN physicians increased by 16% in 2016, from $276,000 to $321,000.

We invite you to search our nationwide permanent OB/GYN jobs. If you have any questions or want more information regarding a physician job or any other matter, request a call from one of our expert physician recruiters. 

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