Midwife earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Midwife salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $66,580
Alabama $36,510
Arkansas $42,590
Arizona $38,960
California $63,000
Colorado $47,400
Connecticut $88,400
District of Columbia $81,550
Delaware $56,620
Florida $46,920
Georgia $59,780
Hawaii $65,400
Iowa $37,460
Idaho $64,250
Illinois $64,390
Indiana $33,310
Kansas $38,710
Kentucky $47,850
Louisiana $48,730
Massachusetts $62,590
Maryland $93,040
Maine $49,350
Michigan $42,950
Minnesota $54,660
Missouri $53,900
Mississippi $30,680
Montana $54,730
North Carolina $49,290
North Dakota $43,180
Nebraska $32,400
New Hampshire $64,760
New Jersey $89,810
New Mexico $48,790
Nevada $50,590
New York $72,180
Ohio $63,260
Oklahoma $32,790
Oregon $45,260
Pennsylvania $84,460
Puerto Rico $77,260
Rhode Island $68,130
South Carolina $38,580
Tennessee $51,990
Texas $50,650
Utah $38,690
Virginia $46,760
Vermont $38,900
Washington $61,850
Wisconsin $50,920
West Virginia $56,240
Wyoming $57,450

How much does a Midwife earn?

The average salary of a midwife with a private practice varies widely by how much she charges per birth, how often she attends births, the location of her practice, how much she self-promotes, and what her community standing is. According to the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, most midwives charge between $2,000 and $4,000 per birth. A fairly busy midwife attends between two and four births each month.

Midwives who are salaried employees of a hospital or practice earn annual incomes which vary considerably. As to be expected, experienced midwives tend to make more money than those just starting out. Those with higher academic degrees also tend to make more money than those who do not possess a master's or doctoral degree. The geographic area in which midwives live and work, and the type of facility at which they are employed may also affect their salaries.

How do midwife salaries compare to similar careers?

Midwives earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than naturopathic physicians but more than massage therapists.

Career Median Salary
Naturopathic physician salary $74K
Chiropractor salary $71K
Midwife salary $55K
Recreational therapist salary $48K
Art therapist salary $48K
Music therapist salary $48K
Massage therapist salary $41K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)