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Certified Nurse Midwife Salary (United States)

Women comprise the majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $83K annually on average. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Certified Nurse Midwife Salary (?
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$65,384 - $103,331
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $43.00
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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  
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  
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.

Certified Nurse Midwife Job Listings

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Job skills reported by Certified Nurse Midwifes are limited. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 4 percent and 4 percent respectively. Those with knowledge of Labor & Delivery, Birthing tend to be skilled in Obstetrics/Gynecology as well.

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 $79K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $89K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $93K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $92K. Those with more than 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Certified Nurse Midwifes typically report having spent one to 10 years on the job, with those with 10 to 20 years following close behind.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$85,000
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Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Certified Nurse Midwifes, 16 percent above the national average. Certified Nurse Midwifes will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+2 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 3 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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%
female alumni
 
Male
male alumni

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%