Lactation Consultant Salaries in Missouri - MO

Under the State of Missouri’s “Healthy People 2010” initiative, the state is employing more health educators, including lactation consultants. This state initiative is designed to advance knowledge and understanding of health-related issues affecting the population of Missouri. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment across the nation for lactation consultants and other nurse specialists is projected to rise by 22% from 2008 through 2018. It is expected that many of these positions will be within Missouri, in medical facilities such as St. Johns Mercy Medical Center, St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Across the country, most lactation consultants can expect to make $82,000 per year. Compensation for lactation consultants may vary among states and even from region to region within a state, based on educational levels, work experience, certification or lack thereof, population of the area, and so on. The average lactation consultant salary in Missouri is $82,000, but this figure may vary among cities within the state. If you examine five of the largest cities in Missouri, you can see how the salaries for lactation consultants working in those cities vary:

Kansas City:  $61,000
St. Louis:  $73,000
Springfield:  $64,000
Independence:  $61,000
Columbia:  $65,000

*Salary figures were obtained at of indeed.com.

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