Certified Nurse Midwife Salary (United States)

Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $84,820 annually. Pay starts at $64,912 and can approach $107,125 per year on the higher side. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and 40 percent get vision benefits. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Certified Nurse Midwife Salary (?
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$65,384 - $103,331
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MEDIAN: $82,620
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Certified Nurse Midwife Salary (?
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$24.50 - $52.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,384 - $103,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $5,500  
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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$64,912 - $107,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 397
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.50 - $52.43  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250 - $5,500  
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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$64,912 - $107,125  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $79K starting out, which grows to $89K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $100K. For Certified Nurse Midwifes, pay actually goes down to about $100K after two decades on the job. The majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$85,000
Chicago
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For those looking to make money, Certified Nurse Midwifes in Houston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 16 percent above the national average. Certified Nurse Midwifes will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+2 percent). Chicago is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 3 percent.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$85,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$85,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
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Male
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 20%
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