Nurse Midwife Salary

Most Nurse Midwifes in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $83K per year. A fair number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$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 (?
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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).
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$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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nurse Midwifes — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $78K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $85K. Nurse Midwifes bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Nurse Midwifes with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers 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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