Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary

Most Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $27.84 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21.61 per hour and $38.62. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$36,224 - $83,361

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$21.61 - $38.62

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,224 - $83,361  
   
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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$43,880 - $83,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.61 - $38.62  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $60.57  
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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$43,880 - $83,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313
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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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Labor And Delivery Nurses note just a narrow range of job skills. Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Nursery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Labor & Delivery, Birthing to be familiar with Nursery as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse

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


Labor And Delivery Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $55K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. Labor And Delivery Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $75K.

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$59,000

Nursery
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 18%
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