Ob/gyns' revenue remains sluggish

November 1, 2004

Practice revenues for ob/gyns remained stagnant at $500,000 in 2002 and 2003, according to the latest survey by Medical Economics (9/17/04), a sister publication of Contemporary Ob/Gyn. As revenues remained the same, ob/gyns actually saw a 5.5% loss in total compensation, from an average of $220,000 in 2002 to $208,000 in 2003.

Practice revenues for ob/gyns remained stagnant at $500,000 in 2002 and 2003, according to the latest survey by Medical Economics (9/17/04), a sister publication of Contemporary Ob/Gyn. As revenues remained the same, ob/gyns actually saw a 5.5% loss in total compensation, from an average of $220,000 in 2002 to $208,000 in 2003.

In contrast, primary care physicians as a group, which includes ob/gyns, family practitioners, general practitioners, internists, and pediatricians-saw a 3.4% increase in practice revenue, rising from $350,000 to $361,800 in the same time period. The average total compensation held steady, at $150,000.

The survey also found that the gender gap still exists between male and female physicians. Among ob/gyns, women were paid 20% less than men, earning $190,000 and $227,300, respectively.