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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Nurse Midwives Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,500
25th Percentile Wage
$86,570
50th Percentile Wage
$100,590
75th Percentile Wage
$120,830
90th Percentile Wage
$143,650

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 $143,650. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $100,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,500. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 116% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$100,590
0.82% 10.93%
2016
$99,770
7.28% -
2015
$92,510
-4.82% -
2014
$96,970
4.83% -
2013
$92,290
2.91% -
2012
$89,600
- -

Table 2. Nurse Midwives Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of nurse midwives in 5 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 management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $120,590. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $94,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$120,590
Federal, State, and Local Government
$115,240
Health Care and Social Assistance
$100,620
Educational Services
$98,190
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$94,600

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 $48,330 to $133,080. The highest paying state for nurse midwives is California with a median annual salary of $133,080. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $48,330. For more salary information of nurse midwives profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$133,080
Massachusetts
$119,540
New Jersey
$112,290
North Dakota
$108,380
Oregon
$106,740
Rhode Island
$106,280
Utah
$105,930
Indiana
$105,420
New York
$104,610
Minnesota
$104,370
New Mexico
$104,170
Connecticut
$103,660
Iowa
$103,020
Arizona
$102,410
Michigan
$101,600
Wisconsin
$101,480
Hawaii
$100,600
New Hampshire
$100,230
Georgia
$99,840
North Carolina
$99,360
Kansas
$99,040
Virginia
$98,450
Maine
$98,420
Washington
$98,140
West Virginia
$98,010
Colorado
$97,160
Pennsylvania
$96,530
Ohio
$96,120
Delaware
$96,110
Kentucky
$94,820
Texas
$94,700
Florida
$94,200
Maryland
$94,060
Vermont
$90,470
Mississippi
$89,580
Louisiana
$86,650
Illinois
$85,950
Alaska
$85,700
South Carolina
$84,910
Tennessee
$84,860
District of Columbia
$81,110
Missouri
$61,780
Nebraska
$51,790
Oklahoma
$48,330



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