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Highest Paying States for Nurse Midwives

The highest paying states for nurse midwives (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of nurse midwives in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $130,640, California is the highest paying state for nurse midwives. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $114,590). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of nurse midwives in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Nurse Midwives

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$130,640
$84,130 740
2 New Jersey
$114,590
$85,140 200
3 Massachusetts
$113,300
$65,090 340
4 Oregon
$109,380
$69,270 110
5 Rhode Island
$106,280
$87,620 40
6 Minnesota
$106,180
$82,760 250
7 New Mexico
$104,360
$73,820 90
8 Iowa
$103,020
$60,130 40
9 Connecticut
$102,140
$86,290 90
10 New York
$101,810
$76,330 480
11 Virginia
$101,410
$83,460 120
12 Hawaii
$100,600
$80,950 40
13 New Hampshire
$99,670
$72,120 50
14 Indiana
$99,030
$80,540 70
15 North Carolina
$98,470
$71,610 170
16 Wisconsin
$98,300
$84,240 110
17 Ohio
$97,990
$71,320 240
18 Georgia
$97,420
$73,380 370
19 Washington
$97,110
$72,770 90
20 Michigan
$97,090
$81,410 170
21 Pennsylvania
$95,970
$61,280 230
22 Texas
$95,090
$55,230 210
23 West Virginia
$95,070
$77,170 40
24 Colorado
$94,940
$83,220 120
25 Maryland
$94,600
$32,410 310
26 Florida
$93,040
$77,150 260
27 Delaware
$92,770
$71,210 40
28 Kentucky
$90,130
$70,110 130
29 Vermont
$89,270
$56,980 50
30 Louisiana
$86,650
$50,950 30
31 Illinois
$85,190
$27,330 180
32 Arizona
$84,520
$55,980 30
33 Tennessee
$76,760
$55,460 70

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of nurse midwives in those states is not available at this time.

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