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Nurse Midwife Salary

Women comprise the majority of Nurse Midwifes in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $81K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,793 - $107,114
MEDIAN: $80,716

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$58,793 - $107,114  
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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).
$59,384 - $109,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Job Description for Nurse Midwife

  • 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.

More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $76K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $81K on average. Nurse Midwifes see a median salary of $96K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $100K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


97 %
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%