Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary

Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $28.63 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $22.27 per hour and $39.50. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Labor And Delivery Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,031 - $82,365
(Median)
$37K
$57K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,858
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$22.27 - $39.50
(Median)
$22
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,031 - $82,365  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,841  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$44,942 - $84,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$22.27 - $39.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$6.30 - $63.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,841  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$44,942 - $84,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 435
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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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Popular Skills for Labor And Delivery Nurse


Labor And Delivery Nurses report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, facility with Operating Room / OR and Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 21 percent, respectively. It is often found that people who know Labor & Delivery, Birthing are also skilled in Operating Room / OR and Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU).

Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. Labor And Delivery Nurses with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $74K.

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 23%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
up arrow 21%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Nursery
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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