Salary for Nurse Midwives

Also known as:  Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, LP Nurse, LPN, LVN, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse

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Nurse midwives use their medical training to provide care during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postaprtum stages of the labor and delivery process, and to provide care to newborns. These professionals may work in cooperation with a medical team or independently. They monitor fetal progress, assess vitals and overall health of mother and baby during delivery, and initiate emergency interventions whenever necessary. If potentially life-threatening complications arise or the potential for such complications exists, these professionals refer patients to relevant specialists for care. They are required to maintain detailed medical records, and may make house calls, work in clinical settings, or in hospitals and birthing centers. A Master's degree is the minimum education level required for this occupation.

A Nurse Midwife can receive a pay level somewhere between 32000 to 48000 depending on education and experience. Nurse Midwives will normally get average salaries of Forty One Thousand Six Hundred dollars every year.

Nurse Midwives can expect the highest salaries in Connecticut, where they can receive average wages of near $52300. This group of professionals can make the most money in Accommodation and Food Services, where they receive average wages of $46030.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 19.37 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nurse Midwives tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $46,030
Accommodation and Food Services $44,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises $42,510
Finance and Insurance $42,130
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $42,010
Public Administration $42,000
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $35,000
Wholesale Trade $36,120
Manufacturing $37,720
Retail Trade $38,780
Other Services (except Public Administration) $40,090
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $40,190
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