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Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $85K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Most Certified Nurse Midwifes like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$67,866 - $104,187
(Median)
$68K
$85K
$100K
MEDIAN: $84,913
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90%

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$35.52 - $54.80
(Median)
$36
$46
$55
MEDIAN: $45.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,866 - $104,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
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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$68,851 - $108,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 392
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$35.52 - $54.80  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $76.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
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).
)
$68,851 - $108,831  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Job skills reported by Certified Nurse Midwifes are limited. Obstetrics/Gynecology and Labor & Delivery, Birthing are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Labor & Delivery, Birthing are typically practiced in Obstetrics/Gynecology, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $81K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $90K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Nurse Midwifes make a median salary of $97K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $95K.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

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 2%

National Average
$87,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 20%
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