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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 $27.73 per hour. Pay ranges from $21.44 per hour on the low end to $38.37 on the high end. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Labor And Delivery Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,353 - $87,402
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,468
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$21.44 - $38.37
(Median)
$21
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,353 - $87,402  
   
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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$43,457 - $83,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.44 - $38.37  
   
Overtime
$5.26 - $60.30  
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).
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$43,457 - $83,036  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 294

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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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Typical 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. Many workers who know Labor & Delivery, Birthing also know Nursery.

Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $55K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $61K on average. Labor And Delivery Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $69K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $75K.

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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%

Nursery
0%

National Average
$59,000

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
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 17%
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