Lactation Consultant Salaries in Minnesota - MN
Certified lactation consultants have many options for employment throughout Minnesota. Cities such as Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Rochester are just a few of the areas in which lactation consultants may find work, in medical facilities including United Hospital, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, and St. Mary’s Hospital. As Minnesota’s state laws firmly protect breastfeeding mothers in public and in private, more women are encouraged to try breastfeeding. Lactation consultants within that state will have plenty of opportunity for work.
The average lactation consultant salary in Minnesota is $71,000, according to indeed.com. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sets the average annual national salary for lactation consultants at $82,000. As more and more mothers breastfeed, the need for lactation consultants in Minnesota and elsewhere is expected to increase as much as 22% during the ten year period from 2008 to 2018. Various regions of the state of Minnesota offer different salaries, based upon training, population, certification, number and quality of health care facilities, and other variables. Taking a closer look at some of the salaries in Minnesota’s largest cities shows how they tend to vary:
St. Paul: $65,000
*These salary examples are provided courtesy of indeed.com.