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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 $84K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Certified Nurse Midwifes enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$67,763 - $104,259
(Median)
$68K
$84K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,457
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50%
90%

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$35.51 - $54.02
(Median)
$36
$45
$54
MEDIAN: $45.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,763 - $104,259  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
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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$68,767 - $108,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.51 - $54.02  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
   
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).
)
$68,767 - $108,647  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 note just a narrow range of job skills. 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $80K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. Certified Nurse Midwifes bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $95K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

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

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 20%