Women make up the vast majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $88K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Certified Nurse Midwifes. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$71,476 - $108,272
(Median)
$71K
$88K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,297
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90%

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$36.18 - $61.40
(Median)
$36
$47
$61
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,476 - $108,272  
   
Bonus
$3,863 - $20,134  
Total Pay (?
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$72,202 - $111,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 282
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$36.18 - $61.40  
   
Overtime
$60.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,863 - $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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$72,202 - $111,817  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Nurse Midwife

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


For Certified Nurse Midwifes, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $84K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $90K. Certified Nurse Midwifes claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $99K. Certified Nurse Midwifes with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$90,000

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
$90,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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