Average Nurse Midwife Salary in San Diego

Nurse midwives in San Diego earn an average of $96,650 per year (or $46.47 per hour).

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San Diego, CA
15% lower than the national average
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San Diego nurse midwives earn 15% lower than the national average salary for CNMs, at $114,210 (or $54.91 per hour).

Nurse midwife salary range in San Diego, CA

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $193,120 $92
75th Percentile $135,520 $65
Median $77,870 $37
25th Percentile $49,060 $23

80% of San Diego CNMs earn between $49,020 and $193,120.

Cost-of-living adjusted nurse midwife salary in San Diego

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, San Diego CNMs earn about $85,229 per year. Cost-of-living in San Diego is 13% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for nurse midwives

Hayward, CA $162,800 per year
San Jose, CA $157,570 per year
Roseville, CA $150,990 per year
Anaheim, CA $133,660 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where nurse midwives are paid the highest is Hayward, where the average CNMs salary is $162,800 and 240 nurse midwives are currently employed. The San Jose area comes in second, with a $157,570 average CNM salary and 80 nurse midwives employed.

How much do similar professions get paid in San Diego, CA?

Nurse Practitioner $130,240 per year
Registered Nurse $113,150 per year
Physical Therapist $104,360 per year
Dental Hygienist $102,810 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse $63,620 per year
Pharmacy Technician $48,960 per year

At a $96,650 average annual salary, CNMs in San Diego tend to earn less than nurse practitioners ($130,240), registered nurses ($113,150), physical therapists ($104,360), and dental hygienists ($102,810). They tend to earn more than licensed practical nurses ($63,620) and pharmacy technicians ($48,960).

More about nurse midwives

A nurse-midwife is an advanced practice registered nurse who provides care for women throughout the reproductive process from preconception to delivery. Though they specialize in the reproductive process, they are also equipped to handle primary care and other gynecological services for women as well. Nurse-midwives work mostly in hospitals within the United States, but some work in community clinics, birthing clinics, or directly with the patient in their homes.

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