Lactation Consultant Salaries in Utah - UT
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Report Card indicates that the United States average for infants ever breastfed is 73.9 percent; for Utah it is 92.8 percent. Remarkably, the percentage for new mothers exclusively breast-feeding at six months is 13.6 percent for the U.S., while for Utah it is 24.0 percent, one of the highest in the nation!
Additionally, according to population estimates, Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the United States in terms of population growth. Utah also has a high total birth rate and has one of the youngest populations of any state. Utah supports the goals developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human services that 75 percent of new mothers breastfeed their babies and advocates outreach programs and education with the goal of continuing to improve on the number of babies that are breastfed. For example, the Utah Department of Health’s Baby Your Baby is a resource that counsels new mothers to call a lactation consultant if they have questions about breastfeeding and offers advice and support.
Taking these factors into consideration, Utah is undoubtedly one of the states that offer numerous employment opportunities for lactation consultants. The following is a general guideline for lactation consultant salaries in Utah: Utah: $62,000/year; Salt Lake City: $58,000/year; West Valley: $58,000/year; Provo: $46,000/year; West Jordon: $62,000/year.