Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (United States)

A Labor And Delivery Nurse earns an average wage of $27.98 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (?
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$40,512 - $99,666
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $59,474
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Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (?
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$21.13 - $38.59
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$40,512 - $99,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
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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$43,881 - $84,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.13 - $38.59  
   
Overtime
$13.63 - $61.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,654  
   
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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$43,881 - $84,049  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Houston
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$60,000
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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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National Average
$60,000
Nursery
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 18%