A Lactation Consultant earns an average wage of $28.23 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are registered nurse and Rn.

$30,968 - $75,294
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$31K
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$75K
MEDIAN: $51,077
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$14.99 - $43.61
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$44
MEDIAN: $28.00
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Salary
$30,968 - $75,294  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
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$31,239 - $88,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $43.61  
   
Overtime
$3.69 - $67.90  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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$31,239 - $88,083  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
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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

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

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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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Experience Affects Lactation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Lactation Consultant Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 26%

Rn
up arrow 24%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 7%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Patient Counseling
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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