Women account for the majority of Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $88K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$66,871 - $113,099
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MEDIAN: $87,867
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$18.38 - $49.32
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$66,871 - $113,099  
   
Bonus
$9,000  
Total Pay (?
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$50,110 - $111,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $49.32  
   
Overtime
$12.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$9,000  
   
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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$50,110 - $111,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for Nurse Midwife

Nurse midwives are skilled employees who assist in a variety of female health services. Typically employed by obstetrician and gynecologist offices, these midwives aid with the prenatal care, labor and the delivery of babies; they also organize family planning counseling and gynecological care for clients. Nurse midwives can also work in hospitals, independent clinics, schools and other education facilities, public health departments and private practices. They may also be employed in the home, similar to hospice care.

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Nurse Midwife Tasks

  • Oversee all prenatal care.
  • Educate women and families regarding pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.
  • Assist women with labor and delivery of baby.
  • Provide gynecological exams.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Midwife

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


Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $85K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $96K. For Nurse Midwifes, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Professionals with more than two decades of experience behind them enjoy a prosperous six-figure median salary of $110K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
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National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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