Midwife Salary in the US

$104,873
per year
per month
$8,740
per month
per year

Nurse-Midwife - Average Salary

The average salary for a Midwife is $104,873 per year ($8,740 per month), which is $51,383 (+96%) higher than the average salary in the US.
A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) can expect an average starting salary of $78,150. The highest salaries can exceed $163,090.
$78,150
Low
$104,873
Average salary
$163,090
High
$6,510
Low
$8,740
Average salary
$13,590
High

Nurse-Midwife Salary Range

Low
$78,150
Average salary
$104,873
Experienced
$117,329
High
$163,090
Low
$6,510
Average salary
$8,740
Experienced
$9,780
High
$13,590
Among Midwives in the US, Direct-Entry Midwives tend to have the lowest salaries, while Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) and Nurse-Midwives with a DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) enjoy the highest salaries.

Midwife - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
DNP Midwife$113K/year
+8% 
Direct-Entry Midwife$79K/year
 -25%

Midwife - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Midwife with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $88,000 per year. A mid career Nurse-Midwife with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $101,000, while an experienced Midwife with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $117,000. Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) with more than 20 years of experience earn $120,000 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Midwife

Late Career▲ +14%
Experienced▲ +12%
Average Salary$104,873/year
Mid Career▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
99%
Male
1%

Nurse-Midwife - Jobs by Location

Nurse-Midwife - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Midwife jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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