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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Nurse Midwives
Industry profile for Nurse Midwives
Geographic profile for Nurse Midwives

National estimates for Nurse Midwives:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Nurse Midwives:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,120 4.4 % $ 55.55 $ 115,540 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Nurse Midwives:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 32.55 $ 44.03 $ 53.43 $ 65.84 $ 86.43
Annual Wage (2) $ 67,710 $ 91,590 $ 111,130 $ 136,960 $ 179,770


Industry profile for Nurse Midwives:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Nurse Midwives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 3,050 0.12 $ 55.98 $ 116,440
Outpatient Care Centers 1,170 0.12 $ 68.28 $ 142,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 580 0.06 $ 34.36 $ 71,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 $ 51.51 $ 107,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 0.00 $ 76.06 $ 158,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Nurse Midwives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 3,050 0.12 $ 55.98 $ 116,440
Outpatient Care Centers 1,170 0.12 $ 68.28 $ 142,010
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 580 0.06 $ 34.36 $ 71,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 0.00 $ 51.51 $ 107,130
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 0.00 $ 76.06 $ 158,210

Top paying industries for Nurse Midwives:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 (7) $ 76.06 $ 158,210
Outpatient Care Centers 1,170 0.12 $ 68.28 $ 142,010
Offices of Physicians 3,050 0.12 $ 55.98 $ 116,440
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) $ 53.57 $ 111,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 110 (7) $ 51.51 $ 107,130


Geographic profile for Nurse Midwives:

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





States with the highest employment level in Nurse Midwives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,010 0.06 1.21 $ 76.72 $ 159,590
New York 460 0.05 1.03 $ 60.47 $ 125,780
Georgia 420 0.10 1.90 $ 44.63 $ 92,840
Michigan 350 0.09 1.74 $ 49.94 $ 103,870
Pennsylvania 340 0.06 1.22 $ 49.63 $ 103,230




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Midwives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 50 0.18 3.43 $ 46.75 $ 97,240
Alaska 50 0.15 3.01 $ 44.75 $ 93,080
New Mexico 110 0.14 2.74 $ 50.95 $ 105,980
Maine 60 0.10 1.97 $ 57.23 $ 119,030
Connecticut 150 0.10 1.96 $ 50.10 $ 104,200




Top paying states for Nurse Midwives:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,010 0.06 1.21 $ 76.72 $ 159,590
Utah 90 0.06 1.15 $ 64.27 $ 133,680
Mississippi (8) (8) (8) $ 61.52 $ 127,960
New York 460 0.05 1.03 $ 60.47 $ 125,780
Minnesota 230 0.08 1.65 $ 59.42 $ 123,600





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Nurse Midwives:

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 0.05 0.89 $ 58.20 $ 121,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 260 0.04 0.86 $ 92.04 $ 191,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.10 1.89 $ 53.78 $ 111,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.79 $ 77.94 $ 162,110
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 170 0.07 1.34 $ 21.65 $ 45,040
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 170 0.04 0.75 $ 50.33 $ 104,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.77 $ 60.00 $ 124,790
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 160 0.06 1.17 $ 49.36 $ 102,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.12 2.26 $ 54.73 $ 113,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 130 0.04 0.68 $ 48.83 $ 101,560




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Nurse Midwives:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Santa Rosa, CA 90 0.47 9.25 $ 52.04 $ 108,250
Albuquerque, NM 60 0.16 3.10 $ 49.35 $ 102,640
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 130 0.12 2.26 $ 54.73 $ 113,840
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.11 2.24 $ 44.32 $ 92,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 250 0.10 1.89 $ 53.78 $ 111,870
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 1.83 $ 75.53 $ 157,100
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 50 0.09 1.81 $ 51.48 $ 107,070
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.79 $ 77.94 $ 162,110
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.77 $ 60.00 $ 124,790
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 50 0.09 1.68 $ 51.75 $ 107,630




Top paying metropolitan areas for Nurse Midwives:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 260 0.04 0.86 $ 92.04 $ 191,440
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.58 $ 82.21 $ 171,000
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.04 0.82 $ 80.71 $ 167,870
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 210 0.09 1.79 $ 77.94 $ 162,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 90 0.09 1.83 $ 75.53 $ 157,100
Salt Lake City, UT (8) (8) (8) $ 69.02 $ 143,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 1.77 $ 60.00 $ 124,790
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 400 0.05 0.89 $ 58.20 $ 121,050
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 50 0.02 0.46 $ 56.18 $ 116,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 50 0.02 0.32 $ 56.13 $ 116,750


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021