Certified Nurse Midwife Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Nurse Midwifes in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $89K per year. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Certified Nurse Midwifes report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$72,979 - $111,422
$73K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,116
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$35.99 - $65.64
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MEDIAN: $49.10
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$0$117K
Salary $72,979 - $111,422
Bonus $1,987 - $19,574
Profit Sharing $8,500
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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$74,040 - $117,776
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 285
Hourly Data $0$89
Hourly Rate $35.99 - $65.64
Hourly Tips $73.61
Overtime $42.19 - $89.40
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $1,987 - $19,574
Profit Sharing $8,500
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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$74,040 - $117,776
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

Job Description for Certified Nurse Midwife

Certified nurse midwives are skilled employees who assist in a variety of female health services. Typically employed by obstetrician and gynecologist offices, midwives aid with the prenatal care, labor, and delivery of babies; they also organize family planning counseling and gynecological care for clients. Certified 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.

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Certified 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 Certified Nurse Midwife

Pay by Experience for a Certified Nurse Midwife has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Nurse Midwife with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 178 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified 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 $91,000 based on 78 salaries. An experienced Certified Nurse Midwife which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 92 salaries. A Certified 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 $104,000 based on 50 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $91,812

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Certified Nurse Midwifes, 8 percent above the national average. Certified Nurse Midwifes will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+7 percent) and Detroit (+3 percent). Compared to the national average, West Palm Beach Certified Nurse Midwifes have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers in Salt Lake City and Phoenix also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Certified Nurse Midwife

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries

▲14%

▲9%

National Average
$92,000

▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Certified Nurse Midwife Salaries


National Average
$92,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 16%