Nurse Midwife Salary

Nurse Midwifes in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with over one-half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $83K annually on average but can range from $60K to $112K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Nurse Midwifes report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,360 - $111,314
(Median)
$59K
$83K
$110K
MEDIAN: $82,729
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90%

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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
$59,360 - $111,314  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
Total Pay (?
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$60,114 - $111,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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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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$60,114 - $111,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $77K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $85K. For Nurse Midwifes, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $98K. 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 $102K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%
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