Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
5,460 5.6 % $44.34 $92,230 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.20 $37.85 $44.37 $52.36 $57.95
Annual Wage (2) $62,820 $78,730 $92,290 $108,910 $120,540


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 2,120 0.09 $44.79 $93,170
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560 0.03 $46.99 $97,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 640 0.02 $40.63 $84,520
Outpatient Care Centers 480 0.07 $45.42 $94,470
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 420 0.06 $39.09 $81,300

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 2,120 0.09 $44.79 $93,170
Outpatient Care Centers 480 0.07 $45.42 $94,470
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 420 0.06 $39.09 $81,300
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560 0.03 $46.99 $97,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 640 0.02 $40.63 $84,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Health Care Services (8) (8) $48.76 $101,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,560 0.03 $46.99 $97,730
Employment Services 30 (7) $46.10 $95,880
Outpatient Care Centers 480 0.07 $45.42 $94,470
Offices of Physicians 2,120 0.09 $44.79 $93,170


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 660 0.23 5.63 $39.45 $82,050
New York 490 0.06 1.37 $46.99 $97,750
California 280 0.02 0.46 $57.91 $120,450
Florida 270 0.04 0.88 $39.94 $83,080
Georgia 250 0.07 1.58 $42.85 $89,130




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 660 0.23 5.63 $39.45 $82,050
Alaska 50 0.15 3.54 $45.98 $95,640
Vermont 40 0.12 2.96 $45.37 $94,370
New Mexico 70 0.09 2.24 $45.99 $95,660
Kentucky 160 0.09 2.16 $42.80 $89,020




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 280 0.02 0.46 $57.91 $120,450
New Hampshire 40 0.07 1.75 $54.10 $112,530
North Dakota 30 0.08 1.92 $51.55 $107,220
Massachusetts 240 0.07 1.76 $51.33 $106,780
Oregon 110 0.07 1.64 $50.72 $105,500





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)
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 330 0.36 8.72 $39.29 $81,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.05 1.32 $48.31 $100,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 1.69 $41.23 $85,760
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 2.13 $53.64 $111,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.71 $47.58 $98,960
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.80 $41.97 $87,290
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.76 $48.97 $101,860
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 1.70 $44.78 $93,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 70 0.03 0.66 $45.64 $94,920
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.75 $62.21 $129,390




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 330 0.36 8.72 $39.29 $81,720
Lexington-Fayette, KY 50 0.19 4.68 $38.51 $80,090
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.16 3.92 $49.62 $103,210
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.15 3.58 $45.95 $95,580
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 60 0.10 2.55 $43.55 $90,580
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 2.13 $53.64 $111,580
Rochester, NY 40 0.09 2.07 $41.64 $86,600
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 2.11 $49.69 $103,340
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.75 $62.21 $129,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 1.71 $47.58 $98,960




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-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.07 1.75 $62.21 $129,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.02 0.39 $58.93 $122,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.68 $56.15 $116,790
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 0.05 1.13 $53.69 $111,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 150 0.09 2.13 $53.64 $111,580
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.09 2.11 $49.69 $103,340
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.16 3.92 $49.62 $103,210
Baltimore-Towson, MD 90 0.07 1.76 $48.97 $101,860
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.95 $101,820
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.05 1.32 $48.31 $100,480


About May 2013 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.

(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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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