Nurse Midwife Salary

The majority of Nurse Midwifes in the United States — close to one-half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $59K to $109K per year, and the median is $81K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,803 - $107,495
(Median)
$59K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,742
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$59,492 - $109,434  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64

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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.


Nurse Midwifes with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $76K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $81K. Nurse Midwifes who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $100K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 17%