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 $27.59 per hour. Compensation ranges from $21.13 per hour on the lower end to $38.35 on the higher end. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Labor And Delivery Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,541 - $89,904
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$90K
MEDIAN: $58,180
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$21.13 - $38.35
(Median)
$21
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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Salary
$38,541 - $89,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,625  
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$43,253 - $83,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.13 - $38.35  
   
Overtime
$5.26 - $60.30  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,625  
   
Total Pay (?
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$43,253 - $83,243  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 275

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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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Labor And Delivery Nurses report a focused set of job skills. 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.


For Labor And Delivery Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $60K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $54K. Labor And Delivery Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

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
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%