Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Women account for the majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $89K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$72,297 - $108,520
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$89K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,072
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$36.11 - $62.02
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MEDIAN: $48.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$72,297 - $108,520  
   
Bonus
$2,424 - $19,933  
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$73,537 - $112,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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Hourly Rate
$36.11 - $62.02  
   
Overtime
$57.39  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,424 - $19,933  
   
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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$73,537 - $112,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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

Pay by Experience for a Certified Nurse Midwife has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Nurse Midwife with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Nurse Midwife with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Midwife which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 92 salaries. A Certified Nurse Midwife with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,747

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With a pay rate for Certified Nurse Midwifes that is 8 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Certified Nurse Midwifes will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and Detroit (+3 percent). Certified Nurse Midwifes in West Palm Beach report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 25 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Salt Lake City and 16 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for Certified Nurse Midwife

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

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National Average
$91,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries


Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$91,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 16%
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