Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $86K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,218 - $105,058
(Median)
$68K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,665
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$36.09 - $54.80
(Median)
$36
$46
$55
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,218 - $105,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
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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$69,128 - $109,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 396
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$36.09 - $54.80  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,726  
   
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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$69,128 - $109,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Labor & Delivery, Birthing frequently indicates knowledge of Obstetrics/Gynecology.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $81K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $90K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Nurse Midwifes bring in $97K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $96K.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

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
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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