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Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary

The larger portion of Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $27.75 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $20.88 per hour and $38.57. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. A strong majority receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. For the most part, Labor And Delivery Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,978 - $93,850
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MEDIAN: $59,557
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$39,978 - $93,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,625  
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$43,242 - $83,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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Hourly Rate
$20.88 - $38.57  
   
Overtime
$12.93 - $61.04  
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$0.00 - $4,625  
   
Total Pay (?
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$43,242 - $83,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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Job Description for Labor And Delivery Nurse

Labor and delivery nurses assist expectant mothers through the delivery process and post-delivery care, helping ensure the health and well-being of newborns and mothers. They are also in charge of monitoring vital statistics, performing drug delivery, monitoring contraction timing, helping induce labor, and assisting with caesarian sections. Labor and delivery nurses work with other members of the care team to help plan and implement a plan of care, making adjustments as required by changes to the patient's condition. They must be knowledgeable of relevant technologies and evidence-based practice to provide the highest-quality care.

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Labor And Delivery Nurse Tasks

  • Transcribe and implement physician's orders and provide medical support and education to mothers and their families after delivery.
  • Assist physician with administering epidurals, pain medication and preparing patients for caesarian delivery.
  • Examine patients to evaluate and assess actual or potential health problems during labor and delivery.
  • Improve care by contributing to a nurturing environment for patients and maintaining knowledge of advances in nursing care.

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Survey takers who work as Labor And Delivery Nurses typically report just a few professional skills. Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Nursery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse

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


For Labor And Delivery Nurses, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $55K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $61K on average. Labor And Delivery Nurses bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Nursery
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 18%