Nurse Midwife Salary

The majority of Nurse Midwifes in the United States — just over a half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $60K to $110K per year, and the median is $82K annually. The majority of Nurse Midwifes claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$59,098 - $109,504
(Median)
$59K
$82K
$110K
MEDIAN: $81,802
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$22.15 - $59.60
(Median)
$22
$46
$60
MEDIAN: $45.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$59,098 - $109,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$59,748 - $110,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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Hourly Rate
$22.15 - $59.60  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
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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$59,748 - $110,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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.


For Nurse Midwifes, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $76K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $83K. Nurse Midwifes with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $96K. Nurse Midwifes with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $102K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$84,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 16%
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