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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

29-1161 Nurse Midwives

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
6,250 6.3 % $51.40 $106,910 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $33.70 $41.86 $49.89 $59.73 $72.63
Annual Wage (2) $70,100 $87,070 $103,770 $124,240 $151,070


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,560 0.10 $49.65 $103,260
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,730 0.03 $54.52 $113,400
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.12 $55.02 $114,450
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 420 0.05 $38.01 $79,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 0.00 $49.77 $103,520

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.12 $55.02 $114,450
Offices of Physicians 2,560 0.10 $49.65 $103,260
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 420 0.05 $38.01 $79,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,730 0.03 $54.52 $113,400
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 50 0.02 $45.89 $95,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 80 (7) $74.83 $155,650
Management of Companies and Enterprises 40 (7) $58.02 $120,690
Outpatient Care Centers 1,130 0.12 $55.02 $114,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,730 0.03 $54.52 $113,400
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 130 (7) $49.77 $103,520


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 700 0.04 0.95 $67.30 $139,990
New York 450 0.05 1.11 $52.96 $110,150
Georgia 370 0.08 1.96 $52.71 $109,640
Florida 330 0.04 0.89 $42.34 $88,060
Pennsylvania 320 0.05 1.27 $46.50 $96,710




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 70 0.23 5.32 $40.97 $85,210
New Mexico 110 0.14 3.13 $47.08 $97,930
Vermont 40 0.12 2.73 $43.13 $89,700
Rhode Island 50 0.10 2.38 $51.78 $107,700
Oregon 190 0.10 2.28 $52.38 $108,950




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 700 0.04 0.95 $67.30 $139,990
Massachusetts 250 0.07 1.65 $57.40 $119,380
Maryland (8) (8) (8) $55.50 $115,440
Arizona 100 0.04 0.83 $55.24 $114,900
New Jersey 180 0.04 1.00 $54.80 $113,980





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 400 0.04 0.97 $54.51 $113,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.10 2.35 $54.55 $113,470
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 250 0.10 2.39 $71.07 $147,820
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.11 2.59 $54.78 $113,940
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.81 $62.08 $129,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 160 0.06 1.37 $57.54 $119,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 160 0.05 1.19 $48.75 $101,400
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.05 1.25 $47.35 $98,480
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 150 0.03 0.73 $49.77 $103,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 140 0.05 1.25 $37.16 $77,290




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.32 7.37 $40.55 $84,330
Ann Arbor, MI 50 0.21 4.97 $48.48 $100,840
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.20 4.59 $48.81 $101,530
Trenton, NJ 40 0.17 4.00 $50.44 $104,920
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 70 0.12 2.72 $50.74 $105,550
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.11 2.46 $53.03 $110,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.11 2.59 $54.78 $113,940
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 250 0.10 2.39 $71.07 $147,820
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 270 0.10 2.35 $54.55 $113,470
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.09 1.98 $55.60 $115,650




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.02 0.49 $82.01 $170,590
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 250 0.10 2.39 $71.07 $147,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 220 0.04 0.81 $62.08 $129,130
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 0.93 $60.07 $124,950
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.04 0.83 $58.85 $122,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 160 0.06 1.37 $57.54 $119,690
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.91 $56.66 $117,840
Salt Lake City, UT 60 0.09 1.98 $55.60 $115,650
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 30 0.06 1.32 $54.96 $114,320
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 220 0.11 2.59 $54.78 $113,940


About May 2018 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019