Nurse Midwives Salary Information

The salary statistics of nurse midwives are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of nurse midwives within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The nurse midwives annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Nurse Midwives Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,660
25th Percentile Wage
$85,750
50th Percentile Wage
$99,770
75th Percentile Wage
$119,690
90th Percentile Wage
$142,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nurse midwives. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nurse midwives is $142,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,660. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 113% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of nurse midwives from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201699,7707.28%10.19%
201592,510-4.82%-
201496,9704.83%-
201392,2902.91%-
201289,600--

Table 2. Nurse Midwives Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nurse midwives in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for nurse midwives occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $115,050. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $96,790).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$115,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$99,600
Educational Services
$96,790

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Nurse Midwives by States

From the above tables we note that not only nurse midwives salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of nurse midwives in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $76,760 to $130,640. The highest paying state for nurse midwives is California with a median annual salary of $130,640. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $76,760. For more salary information of nurse midwives profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$130,640
New Jersey
$114,590
Massachusetts
$113,300
Oregon
$109,380
Rhode Island
$106,280
Minnesota
$106,180
New Mexico
$104,360
Iowa
$103,020
Connecticut
$102,140
New York
$101,810
Virginia
$101,410
Hawaii
$100,600
New Hampshire
$99,670
Indiana
$99,030
North Carolina
$98,470
Wisconsin
$98,300
Ohio
$97,990
Georgia
$97,420
Washington
$97,110
Michigan
$97,090
Pennsylvania
$95,970
Texas
$95,090
West Virginia
$95,070
Colorado
$94,940
Maryland
$94,600
Florida
$93,040
Delaware
$92,770
Kentucky
$90,130
Vermont
$89,270
Louisiana
$86,650
Illinois
$85,190
Arizona
$84,520
Tennessee
$76,760



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