R249,835
Avg. Salary
R120
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Midwife is R120 per hour.

The average pay for a Midwife is R249,835 per year.

10%
R100.23
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R120.00
50%
R135.92
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MEDIAN R120.00
10%
R179k
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R250k
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R353k
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MEDIAN R249,835
R179,097 - R353,397
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MEDIAN: R249,835
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R100 - R136
R120
MEDIAN: R120
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R0R359K
Salary R179,097 - R353,397
Bonus R9,068 - R32,966
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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R183,673 - R359,362
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 81
Hourly Data R0R170
Hourly Rate R120
Overtime R170
Annual Data R0R359K
Bonus R9,068 - R32,966
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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R183,673 - R359,362
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 22 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Midwife

A midwife is a professional trained in the care of a mother and baby during pregnancy, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period (the first 6 weeks following the delivery). A midwife is generally trained through an apprenticeship program under an experienced midwife, and may have no formal medical training. A person with this training is also known as a lay-midwife. There are also more formal training programs which vary in length from 1 to 3 years and award a technical certificate. State regulations of midwives vary. The practice of midwifery is illegal in some states and highly regulated in others. Some states require that midwives become licensed (LM) before practicing. Lay-midwives and LMs are very different from certified nurse midwifes (CNMs), which are advanced registered nurse practitioners who specialize in midwifery. Lay-midwives and licensed midwives generally provide care and attend deliveries in a patient’s home or in a free-standing birth center. Most hospitals and physician offices ban these categories of midwives from practicing within their facilities. A midwife may not carry the same malpractice insurance as a physician. Medical insurance does not generally cover the services of a lay or licensed midwife, but they typically provide services at a deep discount compared to a hospital. The salary of the midwife varies according to the number of patients. A midwife must assess the patient and her pregnancy to determine if a home or birth center birth is safe. If a patient is deemed “high-risk,” she must be transferred to a physician for care. The midwife follows the woman throughout her pregnancy, assessing for any abnormalities. The midwife attends to the woman during her labor and delivery, and ensures safe delivery of the newborn. The patient assesses the mother post-delivery, repairs any lacerations, examines the newborn, and assists with breastfeeding. The midwife generally visits the pair the day after delivery to assess condition, and at 6 weeks postpartum. A midwife must be dedicated to the care of women, and able to understand and practice within the legal restrictions imposed. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)

Midwife Tasks
  • Provide direct care before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • Manage and coordinate care during labor and delivery with the physician.
  • Provide gynecological and reproductive planning services.

Midwife Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Midwife

Pay by Experience for a Midwife has a positive trend. An entry-level Midwife with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R201,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Midwife with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R250,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Midwife which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R265,000 based on 24 salaries. A Midwife with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R276,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R259,978

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

Midwife Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Midwife?

Midwife in Pietermaritzburg:
"I am not happy at all I prefer to exit to private sector."
Pros: You get to have a chance to expand yourself and gain experience at your work
Cons: I work independently

Midwife in UAE:
"All labour complications."
Love your job then you will love your babies and your patients. Bring a smile on other peoples faces.

Key Stats for Midwife

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Midwife Salaries

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
R260,000

▼4%

▼23%

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 24%