Lactation Consultant Salary

A Lactation Consultant earns an average wage of $27.07 per hour. A skill in registered nurse is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,121 - $75,058
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,582
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$16.18 - $43.95
(Median)
$16
$27
$44
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,121 - $75,058  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,934  
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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$35,962 - $86,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.18 - $43.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,934  
   
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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$35,962 - $86,682  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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 36%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Lactation Consultant Salaries

registered nurse
up arrow 34%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 9%

Patient Education
0%

National Average
$56,000

Patient Counseling
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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