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 $27.69 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21.51 per hour and $38.57. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,081 - $83,896
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,463
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$21.51 - $38.57
(Median)
$22
$28
$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,081 - $83,896  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,677  
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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$43,540 - $83,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.51 - $38.57  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $60.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,677  
   
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).
)
$43,540 - $83,147  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 307
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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. Competency in Labor & Delivery, Birthing frequently indicates knowledge of Nursery.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $55K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $61K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. As Labor And Delivery Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $76K.

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Experience Affects Labor And Delivery Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

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%

Nursery
0%

National Average
$59,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%
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