Nurse Midwife Salary
The larger portion of Nurse Midwifes in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $91K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Nurse Midwifes — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$71,379 - $109,259|
|Total Pay (||$60,058 - $111,209|
|Hourly Rate||$18.62 - $53.97|
|Total Pay (||$60,058 - $111,209|
Job Description for Nurse Midwife
Nurse midwives are skilled employees who assist in a variety of female health services. Typically employed by obstetrician and gynecologist offices, these midwives aid with the prenatal care, labor and the delivery of babies; they also organize family planning counseling and gynecological care for clients. Nurse midwives can also work in hospitals, independent clinics, schools and other education facilities, public health departments and private practices. They may also be employed in the home, similar to hospice care.Read More...
The main duties of a nurse midwife are examining female patients to assess fertility and fetal development; educating and counseling parents on family planning options, pregnancy concerns, and newborn care; and recording and reporting patient health and development on the appropriate forms and medical coding systems. The main skills needed to be a successful nurse midwife include empathy and concern for their patients, the ability to handle high-stress medical situations and the attention to detail necessary to identify potential medical issues with clients; they also need good verbal and written communication skills to relay information to doctors, other co-workers and clients.
Nurse midwives are most often required to have a bachelor's degree in nursing, preferably with a special focus in midwifery. They are also expected to pass the license examination to become a registered nurse. Some nurses with associate's degrees may be able to find accelerated nursing programs that provide the proper education and certifications to practice nurse midwifery within one to two years of receiving their associate's degree.
Nurse Midwife Tasks
- Assist women with labor and delivery of baby
- Oversee all prenatal care
- Provide gynecological exams
- Educate women and families regarding pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care
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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Midwife
Pay by Experience for a Nurse Midwife has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Midwife with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Midwife with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Nurse Midwife which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 20 salaries. A Nurse Midwife with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $108,000 based on 12 salaries.
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