The Average Salary of a Midwife Working in America

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Midwives are registered nurses who receive special training and certification to deliver babies. According to a September 2010 finding, these professionals earn above-average incomes, often topping £39,000 annually to start.


As a midwife, the level of job experience you have helps to determine your salary. According to a September 2010 survey by Payscale, those professionals just starting their careers are earning from £39,870 to £52,610 each year. Midwives who have been on the job for at least five years are reporting earnings of £49,206 to £57,215 annually.


Geography also plays a role in how much you can earn as a midwife. According to Payscale, midwives working in California are earning some of the highest incomes, ranging from £46,215 to £65,367 a year. Those in Texas are reporting some of the lowest earnings, topping out at £54,489 a year.

Where You Work

According to Payscale's figures, midwives employed directly by hospitals have an edge when it comes to pay, although not by much. Those working for hospitals report earning from £28,742 to £59,611 a year. Midwives employed by private medical practices are reporting top salaries of £56,561.

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