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Nurse Midwife Salary

Nurse Midwifes in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $81K per year for pay. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,855 - $109,090
MEDIAN: $81,087

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$58,855 - $109,090  
$0.00 - $19,574  
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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).
$59,446 - $110,435  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nurse Midwifes — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $76K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $81K on average. Nurse Midwifes who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $101K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Midwife Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


97 %
3 %

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 17%