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Nurse Midwives Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for nurse midwives in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nurse midwives amongst California cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Nurse Midwives in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,750
25th Percentile Wage
$104,160
50th Percentile Wage
$133,080
75th Percentile Wage
$161,410
90th Percentile Wage
$194,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse midwives in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $194,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $133,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nurse midwives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$133,080
1.83% 15.98%
2016
$130,640
-5.12% -
2015
$137,330
8.52% -
2014
$125,630
0.92% -
2013
$124,480
10.18% -
2012
$111,810
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nurse Midwives in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nurse midwives in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nurse midwives in state of California ranges from $105,660 to $156,410. The highest paying area for nurse midwives in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $156,410. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $153,520). The lowest paying area is Stockton with a median annual salary of $105,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$156,410
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$153,520
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$149,010
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$148,540
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$134,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$128,910
Vallejo-Fairfield
$123,510
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$119,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$105,910
Stockton
$105,660




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