A Maternity Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $28.96 per hour. A skill in Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,940 - $102,890
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MEDIAN: $63,614
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$22.65 - $43.09
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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Salary
$43,940 - $102,890  
   
Bonus
$300.00  
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$47,257 - $93,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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Hourly Rate
$22.65 - $43.09  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $59.16  
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Bonus
$300.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$47,257 - $93,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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)

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Experience Affects Maternity Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%


Skills That Affect Maternity Nurse (RN) Salaries

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 11%

Nursery
up arrow 7%

Postpartum
up arrow 4%

National Average
$61,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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