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Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $27.98 per hour. Pay generally varies between $21.13 per hour and $38.59. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair portion receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. The majority of Labor And Delivery Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (?
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$40,512 - $99,666
(Median)
41K
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59K
73K
100K
MEDIAN: $59,474
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Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$21.13 - $38.59
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
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75%
90%
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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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Survey takers who work as Labor And Delivery Nurses usually report a few specific skills. Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Nursery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Nursery. Those with knowledge of Labor & Delivery, Birthing tend to be skilled in 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.
For Labor And Delivery Nurses, 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's salary is approximately $55K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $61K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $75K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a majority of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly one in four of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining roughly a tenth.

Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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Houston
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National Average
$60,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Labor And Delivery Nurses in San Diego receive some of the highest pay in the country. Labor And Delivery Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent).

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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%