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Maternity Nurse (RN) Salary

A Maternity Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $29.33 per hour.

$41,275 - $84,737
(Median)
$41K
$62K
$85K
MEDIAN: $61,747
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50%
90%

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$22.16 - $42.48
(Median)
$22
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,275 - $84,737  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$46,090 - $91,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$22.16 - $42.48  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $58.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$46,090 - $91,309  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286

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Job Description for Maternity Nurse (RN)

A maternity nurse is a type of nurse who works in the maternity ward or unit of a hospital. They work with pregnant women before birth and take care of newborn infants after birth has occurred. The main day-to-day responsibilities of a maternity nurse include monitoring the unborn baby and mother, assisting the obstetrician during delivery, assessing patients' vital signs, provide support to the mother during childbirth, and providing information such as how to breastfeed and use a bottle after birth. They also explain procedures to patients and their loved ones, complete patient documentation, and ensure safety procedures are followed at all times. Maternity nurses generally work full time, and their hours vary depending on the shift requirements for the position; nurses often are on their feet for most or all of their shift.

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Maternity Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Identify outcomes based on the needs assessment
  • Assess comprehensive patient and family needs.
  • Establish care plans.
  • Coordinate the care of low and high risk laboring women of childbearing age and the immediate stabilization of the newborn following delivery.
  • Monitor progress of laboring patients and modify the plan of care as needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Maternity Nurse (RN)

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

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Experience Affects Maternity Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 18%
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