Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $86K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Certified Nurse Midwifes enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,751 - $105,849

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$36.21 - $54.63

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Salary
$68,751 - $105,849  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
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$69,564 - $109,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 387
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$36.21 - $54.63  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.98  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$69,564 - $109,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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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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Certified Nurse Midwifes only report a few specific skills. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Labor & Delivery, Birthing tend to be skilled in Obstetrics/Gynecology as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $81K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $91K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Nurse Midwifes make a median salary of $98K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $96K.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$88,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$88,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 20%
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