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Midwife Salary in Illinois - IL

Illinois Midwife Salary

Since the early 1970s, Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) have been providing services to women in Illinois.  Currently, the average midwife salary in Illinois is six percent higher than average midwife salaries for job postings nationwide, according to Indeed.com, a prominent online employment site.  The average annual midwife salary in Illinois is $108,000.


The first nurse-midwifery practice in Chicago was established at what was then known as Cook County Hospital. Today the majority of licensed nurse-midwives live and work in and around the Chicago area, where a midwife can expect to earn, on average, an annual salary of $103,000. In Joliet, located 40 miles southwest of Chicago, the median salary is $111,000.

Healthcare facilities such as the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County also offer women with low-risk pregnancies the option of using a nurse-midwife to delivery their babies.

In Rockford, a mid-sized city located on both banks of the Rock River in far northern Illinois, the estimated annual salary for a midwife is $87,000.  In Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, the average annual salary for a midwife is listed as $79,000.


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