A Lactation Consultant earns an average wage of $29.44 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Rn, registered nurse, and IBCLC.

$32,371 - $75,364
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MEDIAN: $53,519
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$14.86 - $43.46
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Salary
$32,371 - $75,364  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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$31,171 - $88,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $43.46  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$3.81 - $67.53  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,171 - $88,401  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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Job Description for Lactation Consultant

Lactation consultants provide information and advice to parents and others on breastfeeding and lactation. Often, they work with parents to advise them on how to successfully breastfeed their baby; this includes troubleshooting issues related to breastfeeding that these parents are currently facing such as latching issues, low milk production and breast pain. Lactation consultants also provide information on subjects such as the use of breast pumps and how to transition from home to work.

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Lactation Consultant Tasks

  • Design, instruct and assess classes for staff, pregnant and new breastfeeding mothers.
  • Select and oversee breastfeeding supplies and accessories for sale and rental.
  • Assist patients having breastfeeding problems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Lactation Consultant

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

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Key Stats for Lactation Consultant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Lactation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$59,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Lactation Consultant Salaries

Rn
up arrow 23%

registered nurse
up arrow 21%

IBCLC
up arrow 20%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$59,000

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 9%

Patient Counseling
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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