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Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $83K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
$66,809 - $103,666
(Median)
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83K
95K
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MEDIAN: $83,215
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$29.90 - $54.88
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$66,809 - $103,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
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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$67,121 - $108,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$29.90 - $54.88  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $76.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,123  
   
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).
)
$67,121 - $108,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
United States (change)

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.

Certified Nurse Midwife Job Listings

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Certified Nurse Midwifes note just a narrow range of job skills. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 4 percent, respectively. Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Obstetrics/Gynecology are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $80K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $90K. Certified Nurse Midwifes with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $94K.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 4%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 4%

National Average
$86,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%