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Midwife Salary in New York - NY

New York Midwife Salary

Midwives’ salaries in New York vary based on a variety of factors, including level of training and experience and geographical location.  However, midwives number among the highest paid health professionals throughout the state.  Newly minted Certified Midwives can expect to make between $60,000 and $80,000 per year.  Salaries rise with experience level, and midwives with ten or more years of experience can make annual wages approaching, or even exceeding, the $100,000 mark.

Salaries are even higher for Certified Nurse-Midwives, who are qualified to work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities as well as to attend to their patients in the privacy of their homes.  A typical Certified Nurse-Midwife in New York State makes $120,000 a year.  Nurse-midwives who practice in the New York City area may make slightly more.  In Manhattan and Brooklyn, the average annual nurse-midwife salary is $127,000.  In Queens and White Plains, nurse-midwives make $129,000 a year.   Midwives’ salaries in New York may approach $150,000 for experienced nurse-midwives who work in hospitals, correctional facilities, or other specialized healthcare settings.  Nurse-midwives in New York make about 18% more on average than nurse-midwives in other states. 

Demand for the services of Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives is expected to remain high for the foreseeable future which will keep salaries elevated with respect to other professions. Midwives have benefited greatly from a movement toward natural childbirth and away from intrusive medical interventions in the birth process.  In addition, using a midwife to facilitate home birth rather than going to the hospital is generally much cheaper for the patient and for the healthcare system in general.  Midwifery offers a cost-effective and supportive healthcare alternative for women with low-risk pregnancies, as well as for a range of women with a variety of healthcare needs throughout their reproductive lifecycles.

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