Certified Nurse Midwife Salary (United States)

Most Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $84,820 per year;. The pay spectrum stretches from $64,912 to $107,125 per year. Residency and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to 40 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Nurse Midwifes. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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  
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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.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $79K range but grow to $89K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $100K. Certified Nurse Midwifes' pay declines to $100K, on average, after racking up two decades of experience. Certified Nurse Midwifes with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is those with more than 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$85,000
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Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Certified Nurse Midwifes, 16 percent higher than the national average. Certified Nurse Midwifes will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

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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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