The average hourly pay for a Labor And Delivery Nurse is $30.55.
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$24 - $44
$150 - $10,084
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$48,643 - $92,761
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Job Description for Labor And Delivery Nurse
Labor and delivery nurses assist expectant mothers through the delivery process and post-delivery care, helping ensure the health and well-being of newborns and mothers. They are also in charge of monitoring vital statistics, performing drug delivery, monitoring contraction timing, helping induce labor, and assisting with caesarian sections. Labor and delivery nurses work with other members of the care team to help plan and implement a plan of care, making adjustments as required by changes to t…Read more
Labor And Delivery Nurse Tasks
- Examine patients to evaluate and assess actual or potential health problems during labor and delivery.
- Improve care by contributing to a nurturing environment for patients and maintaining knowledge of advances in nursing care.
- Transcribe and implement physician's orders and provide medical support and education to mothers and their families after delivery.
- Assist physician with administering epidurals, pain medication and preparing patients for caesarian delivery.
Popular Employer Salaries for Labor And Delivery Nurse
The top respondents for the job title Labor And Delivery Nurse are from the companies HCA, Inc., Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and Mercy Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $79.48. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sharp Healthcare and Mercy Hospital, earning around $47.00 and $34.16, respectively. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System pays the lowest at around $31.73. HCA, Inc. and Banner Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $32.88 and $34.02, respectively.
Labor And Delivery Nurse Job Listings
Popular Skills for Labor And Delivery Nurse
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Labor & Delivery, Birthing, Operating Room / OR, Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Nursery.
Pay by Experience Level for Labor And Delivery Nurse
An entry-level Labor And Delivery Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.54 based on 328 salaries. An early career Labor And Delivery Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.65 based on 626 salaries. A mid-career Labor And Delivery Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.75 based on 414 salaries. An experienced Labor And Delivery Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.12 based on 425 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Labor And Delivery Nurse in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 45.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (44.7% more) and Houston, Texas (11.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.2% less) and San Antonio, Texas (3.9% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 2,026 survey responses.