Average Salary For Obstetrician In South Africa

An obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in pregnancy, childbirth, and a woman’s reproductive system. Although other doctors can deliver babies, many women see an obstetrician, also called an OB/GYN. Your obstetrician can take care of you throughout your pregnancy, and give you follow-up care such as annual Pap tests for years to come.


Below are salaries earned by Obstetricians Earn In South Africa

A person working as an Obstetrician / Gynecologist in South Africa typically earns around 89,700 ZAR per month. Salaries range from 43,900 ZAR (lowest) to 140,000 ZAR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Obstetrician / Gynecologist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist Salary Distribution in South Africa

The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

Salary Range

Obstetrician / Gynecologist salaries in South Africa range from 43,900 ZAR per month (minimum salary) to 140,000 ZAR per month (maximum salary).

Median Salary

The median salary is 91,500 ZAR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Obstetrician / Gynecologists (s) are earning less than 91,500 ZAR while the other half are earning more than 91,500 ZAR.

The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.


Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Obstetrician / Gynecologists (s) are earning less than 60,900 ZAR while 75% of them are earning more than 60,900 ZAR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Obstetricians / Gynecologists (s) are earning less than 118,000 ZAR while 25% are earning more than 118,000 ZAR.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How do experience and age affect your pay?

The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Obstetrician / Gynecologist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Obstetrician / Gynecologist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 52,100 ZAR per month.

While someone with an experience level of between two and five years is expected to earn 67,000 ZAR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two years of experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 92,400 ZAR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience

Additionally, Obstetrician / Gynecologist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 114,000 ZAR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 123,000 ZAR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 131,000 ZAR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist average salary change by experience in South Africa

0 – 2 Years52,100 ZAR
2 – 5 Years+29%67,000 ZAR
5 – 10 Years+38%92,400 ZAR
10 – 15 Years+24%114,000 ZAR
15 – 20 Years+7%123,000 ZAR
20+ Years+7%131,000 ZAR

Obstetrician / Gynecologist Salary Comparison By Gender

Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Obstetrician / Gynecologist employees in South Africa earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male92,500 ZAR
Female-7%85,800 ZAR

Obstetrician / Gynecologist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in South Africa

How much are annual salary increments in South Africa for Obstetrician / Gynecologist(s)?

How often do employees get salary raises?

Obstetrician / Gynecologist

Obstetricians / Gynecologists (s) in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Obstetrician / Gynecologist Bonus and Incentive Rates in South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?

An Obstetrician / Gynecologist is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

16% of surveyed staff reported that they haven’t received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus

No Bonus

Obstetrician / Gynecologist Average Hourly Wage in South Africa

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in South Africa is 520 ZAR. This means that the average Obstetrician / Gynecologist in South Africa earns approximately 520 ZAR for every worked hour.

How much does an obstetrician get paid in South Africa?

R2,018,748 (ZAR)/yr.

How long does it take to become an obstetrician in South Africa?

Theoretical training: 6 years. Student internship: 1 year. Practical work at a hospital: 1 year. Post-graduate study for specialization as a gynecologist: MMed or FCP(SA): 4 years – UKZN, UCT, UFS, US.

What to study to become an obstetrician in South Africa?

Diploma in Gynaecology & Obstetrics (D. G. O.) – 2 years. Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Gynaecology & Obstetrics – 3 years.

Courses & Eligibility

Earn an MBBS degree from a well-recognized medical institution.

Appear the entrance test for taking admission in MD/MS course.

Choose gynecology as a specialization in MD/MS.

Do obstetricians deliver babies in South Africa?

OB-GYNs are experts on everything that’s routine when you’re expecting, and also everything that’s not. OB-GYNs also deliver babies, both vaginally and via Cesarean section (C-section).

Is an obstetrician a surgeon in South Africa?

OB-GYNs are trained surgeons who can perform a wide range of procedures, including cesarean sections. instrumental deliveries during childbirth.