How Much Do Nurse Midwives Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Nurse Midwives

Nurse Midwives diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$115540 per year
Hourly wage
$56 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$67,710 to $91,590 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$33 to $44 per hour

Entry-level Nurse Midwives with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $67,710 to $91,590 per year or $33 to $44 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Nurse Midwives to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $86 $179,770
Senior (Top 25%) $66 $136,960
Middle (Mid 50%) $53 $111,130
Junior (Bottom 25%) $44 $91,590
No experience (Bottom 10%) $33 $67,710

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $77 $159,590
UT $64 $133,680
MS $62 $127,960
NY $60 $125,780
MN $59 $123,600
WV $59 $123,450
AZ $58 $121,530
ME $57 $119,030
NJ $56 $117,070
NH $56 $115,760

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Nurse Midwive is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Nurse Midwives are in the states of CA, UT, MS, NY and MN.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Local Government $158210 $76.06
Outpatient Care Centers $142010 $68.28
Offices of Physicians $116440 $55.98
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $111420 $53.57
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $107130 $51.51
Offices of Other Health Practitioners $71460 $34.36

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