Nurse Salaries / Nurse Midwife Salary
A Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who provides care for women throughout the reproductive process from preconception to delivery. As of May 2021, the average salary for a nurse midwife in the United States is $114,210 – an effective hourly rate of $54.91.
Nurse midwives are also among the highest-earning categories of nurses, considering registered nurses overall earn an average salary of just $82,750.
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Highest-paying states for nurse midwives
In addition to specialty, license, and experience, location also plays a major factor in a nurse’s expected wages – driven by cost-of-living and the overall job market in each area.
For nurse midwives, West Virginia tops the list of highest-paying states with an average annual wage of $163,190. Utah comes in at second with an average CNM salary of $143,890, followed by California at $137,070.
Top 10 highest-paying states for nurse midwives
|Rank||State||Average CNM Salary||Local Estimates|
|1||West Virginia||$163,190||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/wv|
|2||Utah||$143,890||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ut|
|3||California||$137,070||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ca|
|4||Massachusetts||$129,360||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ma|
|5||New York||$126,170||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ny|
|6||Maine||$125,020||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/me|
|7||Oregon||$122,880||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/or|
|8||Colorado||$122,620||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/co|
|9||Minnesota||$119,970||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/mn|
|10||Indiana||$119,380||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/in|
Top 10 highest-paying cities for nurse midwives
|Rank||City||Average CNM Salary||Local Estimates|
|1||Charleston, WV||$169,460||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/wv/charleston|
|2||San Francisco, CA||$162,800||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ca/san-francisco|
|3||San Jose, CA||$157,570||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ca/san-jose|
|4||Sacramento, CA||$150,990||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ca/sacramento|
|5||Salt Lake City, UT||$126,170||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ut/salt-lake-city|
|6||Los Angeles, CA||$133,660||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ca/los-angeles|
|7||Milwaukee, WI||$131,580||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/wi/milwaukee|
|8||Boston, MA||$129,720||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ma/boston|
|9||New York, NY||$128,970||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/ny/new-york|
|10||Portland, OR||$125,160||Get local estimate||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/salaries/cnm/or/portland|
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Nurse midwife salary vs other types of nurses
Nurse midwives are among the highest-paid healthcare professions, and the career is projected to grow in demand by 16.9% over the next few years. However, the role itself may not be a fit for everyone. Luckily, many other types of nurses can also earn a very good living in the United States. Below are the average nationwide salaries, according to the BLS, for 5 different nursing categories.
|Category||Average Salary||# Employed|
|Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurses||$51,850||https://www.incrediblehealth.com/blog/lvn-vs-rn-salary/||641,240|
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