Midwives' Salaries in Vermont - VT
Vermont Midwife Salary
Midwives’ salaries in Vermont are significantly higher than the national average for all professions. The average nurse-midwife in Vermont makes $107,000 a year. Certified Professional Midwives who practice in Vermont tend to make slightly more on average than Certified Nurse-Midwives with an average annual salary statewide of $113,000. Salaries may vary significantly within state depending on geographical location, standard of living, and local demand for midwifery services. For instance, midwives in Berlin make approximately the same as the statewide average of $113,000 per year. Midwives in Rutland and Burlington make even less, at $86,000 a year and $82,000 a year, respectively.
In recent years, there has been a markedly noticeable trend toward home births, natural childbirth, and holistic approaches to and understandings of pregnancy and women’s health issues. Caesarean sections, which became, in some circles, a form of elective surgery, are now frowned upon, and midwives help patients resist and avoid unnecessary surgical interventions. More and more health insurance companies are covering at-home birth services provided by midwives, and the cost to the individual is often significantly less than the costs associated with a hospital birth. These trends have benefited the midwifery profession overall. Midwives, once looked upon with suspicion and considered something of a curiosity, are increasingly entering the healthcare mainstream. By some estimates the demand for midwifery services has more than tripled in the past fifteen years. Demand is expected to increase and should result in increased opportunities for midwives and keep salaries for midwives significantly above the national average.