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Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary

Most Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.72 per hour. Pay generally varies between $21.32 per hour and $38.49. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Labor And Delivery Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,353 - $87,402
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $56,832
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$21.32 - $38.49
(Median)
$21
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,353 - $87,402  
   
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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$43,142 - $83,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.32 - $38.49  
   
Overtime
$5.26 - $60.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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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$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).
)
$43,142 - $83,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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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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Job skills reported by Labor And Delivery Nurses are limited. Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Nursery are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $54K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $61K. Labor And Delivery Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Labor And Delivery Nurses who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $76K.

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Nursery
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 17%
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