Midwife Salary

If you are thinking about starting a career as a nurse midwife, you might be surprised by just how much money you can earn in this career. The average midwife salary is well over $60,000 a year, and there are some midwives that earn more than $100,000 annually. If you have been looking for a profitable career path to get involved with, this could be a great option to explore. The charts below outline some of the most popular salary ranges in this career so you can estimate what you may earn in the future.

Midwife Salary by Industry
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There are many different industries that you can work in as a midwife, and those industries will impact the midwife salary you earn. Possible industries include:

  • Family Planning: $65,614 – $92,427 per year
  • Healthcare: $51,064 – $101,746 per year
  • Hospital: $34,521 – $100,428 per year
  • Medical Office: $50,335 – $129,128 per year
  • Medical Services: $35,745 – $100,884 per year
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology: $67,122 – $104,509 per year
  • Physician’s Office: $40,268 – $95,356 per year

Midwife Salary by Certification

You may be able to earn more money if you get a high-end certification related to midwifery. Possible salaries by certification include:

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner: $80,988 – $118,250 per year
  • Certified Nurse Midwife: $65,704 – $104,000 per year
  • Registered Nurse: $68,128 – $107,170 per year
  • Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner: $79,075 – $88,652 per year

Midwife Salary by College

If you have been wondering about the success you will see from attending a certain college, you may want to learn what graduates from that school have earned after graduation. Here are some of the most popular schools in the country, along with the salaries that their students have made as midwives:

  • Case Western Reserve University: $61,042 – $94,333 per year
  • Columbia University: $85,796 – $97,883 per year
  • Georgetown University: $74,220 – $84,943 per year
  • Marquette University: $79,087 – $87,429 per year
  • State University of New York: $72,500 – $115,000 per year
  • Vanderbilt University: $78,611 – $111,261 per year
  • Yale University: $70,228 – $93,000 per year

Midwife Salary by Specialty

If you choose to specialize in a certain sector of midwifery, you may be able to earn a higher income. Popular specialties include:

  • Gynecology: $70,009 – $114,823 per year
  • Labor and Delivery: $59,952 – $105,892 per year
  • Obstetrics: $70,986 – $96,641 per year
  • Patient Education: $79,252 – $94,211 per year

Midwife Salary by Degree
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There are only a few degrees that most midwives pursue, but those can have an impact on your salary in the future. Popular degrees for midwives include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: $66,250 – $90,000 per year
  • Master of Science in Nursing: $60,820 – $116,313 per year

Midwife Salary by Employer Type

Have you been thinking about working in a certain sector of the job market? If so, you may want to figure out what the salary will be with a certain type of employer. Possibilities include:

  • College or University: $68,986 – $88,989 per year
  • Company: $40,851 – $102,765 per year
  • Government: $45,781 – $78,617 per year
  • Hospital: $49,777 – $101,551 per year
  • Non-Profit Organization: $57,290 – $102,434 per year
  • Private Practice: $59,033 – $102,215 per year
  • Other Organization: $68,750 – $95,211 per year

Midwife Salary by Years of Experience

The more experience you have as a nurse, the higher your salary will be. Salary ranges by experience include:

  • 1-4 years: $51,434 – $87,405 per year
  • 5-9 years: $41,217 – $107,759 per year
  • 10-19 years: $68,646 – $102,378 per year
  • 20+ years: $61,347 – $119,529 per year

Midwife Salary by State

Here is a look at some of the salary fluctuations experienced throughout the country:

  • Colorado: $59,604 – $97,646 per year
  • Georgia: $39,453 – $106,282 per year
  • Illinois: $73,965 – $92,238 per year
  • Maryland: $40,851 – $122,339 per year
  • New Jersey: $60,000 – $123,000 per year
  • New York: $8,000 – $101,246 per year
  • North Carolina: $50,985 – $91,383 per year

Note that the information above is courtesy of PayScale.com as of January 13, 2012. It may not reflect the information at the time you read this article.