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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 $133,080, California is the highest paying state for nurse midwives. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $119,540). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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
$133,080
$84,750 720
2 Massachusetts
$119,540
$83,720 290
3 New Jersey
$112,290
$83,280 210
4 North Dakota
$108,380
$83,580 40
5 Oregon
$106,740
$74,170 160
6 Rhode Island
$106,280
$87,620 40
7 Utah
$105,930
$73,140 90
8 Indiana
$105,420
$80,750 80
9 New York
$104,610
$77,380 510
10 Minnesota
$104,370
$74,460 280
11 New Mexico
$104,170
$72,050 100
12 Connecticut
$103,660
$86,390 70
13 Iowa
$103,020
$60,130 40
14 Arizona
$102,410
$70,160 30
15 Michigan
$101,600
$59,470 170
16 Wisconsin
$101,480
$84,880 80
17 Hawaii
$100,600
$80,950 40
18 New Hampshire
$100,230
$69,680 70
19 Georgia
$99,840
$81,380 430
20 North Carolina
$99,360
$72,570 170
21 Kansas
$99,040
$85,430 30
22 Virginia
$98,450
$83,660 120
23 Maine
$98,420
$60,740 30
24 Washington
$98,140
$77,740 90
25 West Virginia
$98,010
$72,080 30
26 Colorado
$97,160
$85,760 120
27 Pennsylvania
$96,530
$62,890 300
28 Ohio
$96,120
$65,980 190
29 Delaware
$96,110
$81,450 40
30 Kentucky
$94,820
$76,590 120
31 Texas
$94,700
$52,150 170
32 Florida
$94,200
$76,950 330
33 Maryland
$94,060
$32,700 310
34 Vermont
$90,470
$56,620 30
35 Mississippi
$89,580
$66,420 30
36 Louisiana
$86,650
$50,950 30
37 Illinois
$85,950
$27,740 230
38 Alaska
$85,700
$46,010 70
39 South Carolina
$84,910
$66,760 40
40 Tennessee
$84,860
$56,230 70
41 District of Columbia
$81,110
$58,610 40
42 Missouri
$61,780
$32,020 130
43 Nebraska
$51,790
$36,280 50
44 Oklahoma
$48,330
$27,510 30

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.

See also: Highest paying industries for nurse midwives, Top Paying Jobs in America.