Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Most Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $89K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Certified Nurse Midwifes is high. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,077 - $109,542
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$89K
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MEDIAN: $88,824
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$36.91 - $63.34
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,077 - $109,542  
   
Bonus
$2,061 - $20,134  
Total Pay (?
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$73,085 - $114,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$36.91 - $63.34  
   
Overtime
$59.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,061 - $20,134  
   
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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$73,085 - $114,014  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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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

  • Assist women with labor and delivery of baby.
  • Provide gynecological exams.
  • Oversee all prenatal care.
  • Educate women and families regarding pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.

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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.


Certified Nurse Midwifes with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $84K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $91K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $100K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $103K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,631

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Certified Nurse Midwifes, Houston provides a pay rate that is 8 percent greater than the national average. Certified Nurse Midwifes will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Denver (+2 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Certified Nurse Midwifes in West Palm Beach earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Salt Lake City and Portland are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Certified Nurse Midwife

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

▲10%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries


National Average
$91,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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