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Midwife Salary in California - CA

California Midwife Salary

Midwives make one of the highest salaries of any health care professional. A 2007 survey by the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) found that the median salary of certified midwives and certified nurse-midwives ranged from $79,093 to $89,916. Those with graduate degrees and more experience typically earn more than those with undergraduate degrees and fewer years of experience. California is said to offer midwives one of the highest salaries of any of the states. According to indeed.com, the average midwife salary in California is $95,000 (for a certified nurse-midwife).

Salaries for midwives vary greatly across the state of California and tend to be higher for certified nurse-midwives than for certified professional midwives. This is probably due to the fact that certified nurse-midwives must first receive training as a registered nurse, then take additional training in midwifery, accounting for their increased pay. Looking at salary figures taken from indeed.com, one can see how the salary of a certified nurse-midwife varies depending upon the part of the state in which he or she works:

  • San Diego:  $84,000 to $90,000
  • San Jose:  $112,000 to $119,000
  • San Francisco:  $111,000 to $118,000
  • Los Angeles:  $94,000 to $101,000

Positions for certified nurse-midwives in California are available in birthing clinics, private and group practices, and within some hospitals and medical facilities.

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