Midwife earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Midwife salary by state

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

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)