Nurse Midwife Salary

Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $83K annually. A strong majority enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nurse Midwifes. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,350 - $108,089
(Median)
$58K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,864
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$21.70 - $51.52
(Median)
$22
$44
$52
MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,350 - $108,089  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,294  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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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$58,872 - $109,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.70 - $51.52  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,294  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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).
)
$58,872 - $109,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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.


Nurse Midwifes with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $78K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $85K. Nurse Midwifes claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $96K. Nurse Midwifes who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $101K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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