Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary (United States)

Most Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $27.98 per hour;. Compensation ranges from $21.13 per hour on the low end to $38.59 on the high end. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
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
(Median)
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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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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.
For Labor And Delivery Nurses, experience in the field does not tend to play a major role in salary decisions; in general, pay does not go up drastically with more experience, and earnings grow incrementally instead. After five to 10 years, compensation can go from $55K to $61K. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $77K. Salaries grow more slowly as Labor And Delivery Nurses approach the 20-year mark, when the pay stabilizes at $77K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 25 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 7 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 11 percent. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; more than half of respondents fit between this range.

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.
For Labor And Delivery Nurses, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. 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
up arrow 24%
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%
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