Nurse Midwife Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $90K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$68,259 - $111,596
$68K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $89,642
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$18.38 - $50.75
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MEDIAN: $40.45
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$68,259 - $111,596  
   
Bonus
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,812 - $110,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $50.75  
   
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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$57,812 - $110,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $87K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $95K on average. Nurse Midwifes bring in $92K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals with deep experience (more than 20 years) report prosperous salaries in six-figure territory; the median for this crowd is approximately $108K.

Key Stats for Nurse Midwife

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$89,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

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