Midwives' Salaries in New Hampshire - NH
New Hampshire Midwife Salary
Midwives’ salaries in New Hampshire vary based on a number of factors, including geographical location and experience level. The average salary for certified nurse-midwives in New Hampshire is $93,000 a year. Experienced certified nurse-midwives have the potential to make well over $100,000. Salaries are higher in rural areas, where demand for midwifery services is higher because more women opt for natural childbirth. In metropolitan areas, salaries, especially starting salaries, tend to be lower. However, certified nurse-midwives have the potential of increasing their salary as they accumulate experience. In Manchester, the average annual salary for a certified nurse midwife is $78,000. For certified nurse-midwives working in the capital city of Concord, the average annual salary is $75,000. Meanwhile, in the cities of Keene and Dover, the average annual salaries for certified nurse-midwives are $72,000 and $68,000 respectively.
Certified midwives in New Hampshire make salaries that are comparable to those earned by certified nurse-midwives. In fact, certified midwives tend to make slightly more than certified nurse-midwives in certain regions of the state. The average salary for certified midwives in New Hampshire is $95,000 a year. In Manchester, the average annual salary for a certified midwife is $80,000. Certified midwives in Concord make an average annual salary of $76,000. The average annual salaries for certified midwives in Keene and Dover are $73,000 and $69,000 respectively.
Demand for midwifery services has been growing and should increase for the foreseeable future as the trend toward natural childbirth and other forms of natural medicine continues. In addition, many women are choosing home birth over hospital birth due to cost factors. Because home birth costs so much less than giving birth in a hospital, more and more insurance companies are beginning to cover midwifery services. Also the trend toward certification has given legitimacy to the midwifery profession, which was once looked on with a certain amount of skepticism. The increased demand for both certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives should keep salaries high for those who practice in this field.