Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-1161 Nurse Midwives

Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
5,710 5.8 % $43.78 $91,070 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.04 $36.83 $43.08 $51.11 $57.55
Annual Wage (2) $62,480 $76,600 $89,600 $106,310 $119,690


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,060 0.09 $44.95 $93,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $44.71 $92,990
Outpatient Care Centers 660 0.10 $46.52 $96,750
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 620 0.02 $39.74 $82,660
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 380 0.05 $36.11 $75,100

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Outpatient Care Centers 660 0.10 $46.52 $96,750
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 200 0.09 $37.27 $77,530
Offices of Physicians 2,060 0.09 $44.95 $93,500
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 380 0.05 $36.11 $75,100
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $44.71 $92,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services 60 0.01 $50.12 $104,240
Outpatient Care Centers 660 0.10 $46.52 $96,750
Offices of Physicians 2,060 0.09 $44.95 $93,500
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,580 0.03 $44.71 $92,990
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 620 0.02 $39.74 $82,660


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 680 0.24 5.50 $38.54 $80,150
New York 530 0.06 1.41 $46.08 $95,850
Texas 450 0.04 0.96 $42.32 $88,020
California 400 0.03 0.64 $54.36 $113,070
Florida 230 0.03 0.72 $42.13 $87,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indiana 680 0.24 5.50 $38.54 $80,150
Oregon 230 0.14 3.20 $38.44 $79,960
Vermont 30 0.11 2.51 (8) (8)
Delaware 40 0.10 2.34 $31.60 $65,720
New Mexico 60 0.08 1.78 $44.57 $92,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 160 0.06 1.36 $55.97 $116,420
California 400 0.03 0.64 $54.36 $113,070
Wisconsin 120 0.04 1.02 $53.60 $111,480
New Hampshire 50 0.08 1.73 $52.10 $108,360
Massachusetts 180 0.06 1.28 $51.78 $107,710





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.07 1.55 $47.22 $98,210
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 310 0.35 8.06 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 170 0.06 1.43 $44.14 $91,820
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.15 3.51 $36.91 $76,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.79 $56.68 $117,890
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 140 0.06 1.38 $44.00 $91,510
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.92 $46.57 $96,870
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 1.02 $52.07 $108,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.53 $45.02 $93,650
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 1.00 $55.74 $115,930




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 310 0.35 8.06 (8) (8)
Reading, PA 30 0.21 4.72 $44.38 $92,310
Lexington-Fayette, KY 50 0.18 4.20 $37.27 $77,510
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.15 3.50 $46.28 $96,250
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.15 3.51 $36.91 $76,770
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.10 2.32 $40.98 $85,240
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.10 2.21 $42.58 $88,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.79 $56.68 $117,890
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.92 $46.57 $96,870
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.56 $46.03 $95,740




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.01 0.33 $62.39 $129,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 140 0.08 1.79 $56.68 $117,890
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 70 0.04 1.00 $55.74 $115,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $53.54 $111,360
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 1.02 $52.07 $108,310
Stockton, CA (8) (8) (8) $51.91 $107,980
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $49.42 $102,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 350 0.07 1.55 $47.22 $98,210
Baltimore-Towson, MD 110 0.08 1.92 $46.57 $96,870
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.15 3.50 $46.28 $96,250

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 4.93 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 4.93 (8) (8)


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013