Nurse Midwife Salary

Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $89K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$66,894 - $111,242
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$89K
$110K
MEDIAN: $88,964
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$18.38 - $51.02
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MEDIAN: $41.55
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$66,894 - $111,242  
   
Bonus
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$58,466 - $110,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $51.02  
   
Overtime
$36.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$8,000  
   
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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$58,466 - $110,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Midwife

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $86K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $96K. Nurse Midwifes claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $95K. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $109K.

Key Stats for Nurse Midwife

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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