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Nurse Midwife Salary

With more than half of Nurse Midwifes in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Nurse Midwifes is $81K annually and can range from $59K on the lower end to $108K per year near the higher end. Work is enjoyable for Nurse Midwifes, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$58,284 - $105,088
MEDIAN: $81,046

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$58,284 - $105,088  
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$58,905 - $108,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $77K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $79K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nurse Midwifes make a median salary of $91K. As Nurse Midwifes reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $100K.

Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

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

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: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%