Salary for Nurse Midwives

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Also known as:  Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, LP Nurse, LPN, LVN, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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 will normally get salaries ranging from $35,570 - $65,520 depending on level of experience. can earn an average wage of fifty thousand and ninety dollars annually.

receive the highest compensation in California, where they can earn compensation, on average, of close to about $159,590. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Public Administration, where they earn an average pay rate of $155,560.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 43.94 percent nationwide in that time.


Nurse Midwives tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Health Care and Social Assistance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Educational Services
Retail Trade
Wholesale Trade
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
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