Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
7,430 4.4 % $45.01 $93,610 2.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.19 $35.32 $44.48 $54.01 $63.59
Annual Wage (2) $50,310 $73,460 $92,510 $112,340 $132,270


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 2,780 0.11 $49.05 $102,020
Outpatient Care Centers 740 0.10 $48.92 $101,760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 730 0.09 $38.31 $79,680
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 $45.67 $94,980
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $42.79 $89,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 2,780 0.11 $49.05 $102,020
Outpatient Care Centers 740 0.10 $48.92 $101,760
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 730 0.09 $38.31 $79,680
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $42.79 $89,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 0.00 $62.30 $129,590

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $62.30 $129,590
Offices of Physicians 2,780 0.11 $49.05 $102,020
Outpatient Care Centers 740 0.10 $48.92 $101,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) $45.67 $94,980
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 40 0.02 $42.79 $89,000


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)
California 640 0.04 0.77 $65.89 $137,040
New York 420 0.05 0.86 $46.75 $97,240
Massachusetts 400 0.12 2.18 $52.26 $108,710
Georgia 360 0.09 1.63 $44.82 $93,240
Florida 330 0.04 0.76 $42.47 $88,350



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)
Vermont 50 0.15 2.80 $45.91 $95,500
Alaska 50 0.15 2.69 $48.59 $101,060
New Mexico 110 0.13 2.46 $46.39 $96,490
Massachusetts 400 0.12 2.18 $52.26 $108,710
Maine 60 0.10 1.86 $45.76 $95,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 640 0.04 0.77 $65.89 $137,040
Iowa 40 0.03 0.53 $59.83 $124,450
Oregon 90 0.05 1.00 $58.16 $120,980
New Jersey 170 0.04 0.80 $53.75 $111,800
Minnesota 200 0.07 1.35 $52.48 $109,160




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.82 $49.22 $102,370
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 2.78 $53.23 $110,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.10 1.83 $44.65 $92,880
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 2.29 $44.54 $92,630
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.53 $52.50 $109,210
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.77 $34.38 $71,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.47 $66.21 $137,710
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 90 0.06 1.20 $46.77 $97,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 80 0.03 0.53 $45.14 $93,880
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 1.08 $60.26 $125,340



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)
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.27 5.05 $64.91 $135,010
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.21 3.88 $44.36 $92,270
Albuquerque, NM 80 0.20 3.74 $46.32 $96,340
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 260 0.15 2.78 $53.23 $110,720
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.53 $64.88 $134,940
Syracuse, NY 40 0.14 2.58 $38.09 $79,230
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 160 0.12 2.29 $44.54 $92,630
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 240 0.10 1.83 $44.65 $92,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.53 $52.50 $109,210
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.35 $72.47 $150,730



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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.07 1.35 $72.47 $150,730
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 1.07 $70.88 $147,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.47 $66.21 $137,710
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 30 0.27 5.05 $64.91 $135,010
Worcester, MA-CT 40 0.14 2.53 $64.88 $134,940
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.76 $64.11 $133,340
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $61.81 $128,570
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 0.89 $60.54 $125,910
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 80 0.06 1.08 $60.26 $125,340
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 40 0.04 0.80 $58.04 $120,710


About May 2015 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016