Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $87K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Certified Nurse Midwifes is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$69,140 - $106,517
(Median)
$69K
$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $86,846
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$36.34 - $56.44
(Median)
$36
$47
$56
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,140 - $106,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,061 - $110,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 430
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$36.34 - $56.44  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $75.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,759  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,087  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$70,061 - $110,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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Job Description for Certified Nurse Midwife

Certified nurse midwives are skilled employees who assist in a variety of female health services. Typically employed by obstetrician and gynecologist offices, midwives aid with the prenatal care, labor, and delivery of babies; they also organize family planning counseling and gynecological care for clients. Certified nurse midwives can also work in hospitals, independent clinics, schools and other education facilities, public health departments, and private practices. They may also be employed in the home, similar to hospice care.

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Certified Nurse Midwife Tasks

  • Oversee all prenatal care.
  • Educate women and families regarding pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.
  • Assist women with labor and delivery of baby.
  • Provide gynecological exams.

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Survey takers who work as Certified Nurse Midwifes typically report just a few professional skills. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Labor & Delivery, Birthing also know Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $82K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $93K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $98K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $97K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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