Lactation Consultant Salary

A Lactation Consultant earns an average wage of $29.67 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.

$31,027 - $74,787
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MEDIAN: $53,184
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$14.26 - $43.45
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MEDIAN: $29.61
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Salary
$31,027 - $74,787  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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$29,941 - $87,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 55
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.26 - $43.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.14  
Overtime
$3.81 - $67.53  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$29,941 - $87,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 211

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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

Pay by Experience for a Lactation Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Lactation Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lactation Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Lactation Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 65 salaries. A Lactation Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 49 salaries.

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Key Stats for Lactation Consultant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Lactation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲25%

▲11%

National Average
$59,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Lactation Consultant Salaries

Rn
▲22%

registered nurse
▲21%

IBCLC
▲19%

Patient Education
▼0%

National Average
$59,000

Patient Counseling
▼3%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 38%
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