Lactation Consultant Salary

A Lactation Consultant earns an average wage of $29.67 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Rn, registered nurse, and IBCLC.

$26,000 - $72,778
$26K
$52K
$73K
MEDIAN: $52,442
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50%
90%

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$14.66 - $42.85
$15
$29
$43
MEDIAN: $28.92
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$0$86K
Salary $26,000 - $72,778
Bonus $1,000
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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$30,292 - $86,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 54
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $14.66 - $42.85
Hourly Tips $0.14
Overtime $3.89 - $68.66
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $1,000
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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$30,292 - $86,153
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

Job Description for Lactation Consultant

Lactation consultants provide information and advice to parents and others on breastfeeding and lactation. Often, they work with parents to advise them on how to successfully breastfeed their baby; this includes troubleshooting issues related to breastfeeding that these parents are currently facing such as latching issues, low milk production and breast pain. Lactation consultants also provide information on subjects such as the use of breast pumps and how to transition from home to work.

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Lactation Consultant Tasks

  • Design, instruct and assess classes for staff, pregnant and new breastfeeding mothers.
  • Select and oversee breastfeeding supplies and accessories for sale and rental.
  • Assist patients having breastfeeding problems.

Lactation Consultant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Lactation Consultant

Pay by Experience for a Lactation Consultant has a positive trend. An entry-level Lactation Consultant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 121 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Lactation Consultant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Lactation Consultant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 65 salaries. A Lactation Consultant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 49 salaries.

Lactation Consultant Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Lactation Consultant?

Lactation Consultant in Tulsa:
Conferences crucial to keep updated. Try to shadow an experienced LC for a period of time. Network with other LCs.

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Key Stats for Lactation Consultant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Lactation Consultant Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

▲13%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Lactation Consultant Salaries

Rn
▲24%

registered nurse
▲22%

IBCLC
▲21%

Patient Education
▲2%

National Average
$58,000

Patient Counseling
▼2%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 36%