Midwife Salary in Kansas - KS
Kansas Midwife Salaries
Salaries for midwives in Kansas depend on various factors. A survey by the American College of Nurse-Midwives in 2007 revealed that the median income range nationally was $79,000 – $90,000. Most midwives are associated with a hospital or medical center in cities rather than rural areas. Physicians’ offices, clinics, and birthing centers also employ certified nurse-midwives. Relatively few have their own practice. Education and experience also affect salary levels. More education and more experience tend to be associated with higher salaries. Most nurse-midwives work full-time (at least 35 hours per week) as well as serve on-call hours. Sometimes on-call pay is higher, but not in all situations. Midwives receive about 75% of what a physician receives; from a patient’s perspective, this makes a certified nurse-midwife attractive financially because the costs are typically much less.
Kansas has a relatively low population density, ranking 40th in the nation. Its largest city, Wichita, has a population of about 400,000. Five of the top ten largest cities have fewer than 100,000 people. The average salary for certified nurse-midwives in the state of Kansas based on information from Indeed.com is about $77,700. This is slightly lower than the average for the country, but given the smaller population of the state, it is not unexpected. Salary information for specific cities is listed below:
Overland Park: $78,000
Kansas City: $78,000