Labor And Delivery Nurse Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Labor And Delivery Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $28.63 per hour. Pay ranges from $22.27 per hour on the low end to $39.50 on the high end. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Labor And Delivery Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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).
)
$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 note just a narrow range 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. Most people experienced in Labor & Delivery, Birthing also know 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Labor And Delivery Nurses — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $62K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $68K. 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 $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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