Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
5,110 4.4 % $46.97 $97,700 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $31.70 $39.70 $46.62 $54.85 $62.09
Annual Wage (2) $65,940 $82,580 $96,970 $114,090 $129,140


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 2,370 0.10 $46.55 $96,820
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,500 0.03 $50.19 $104,400
Outpatient Care Centers 600 0.09 $46.97 $97,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 360 0.05 $38.56 $80,200
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 $45.75 $95,160

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 2,370 0.10 $46.55 $96,820
Outpatient Care Centers 600 0.09 $46.97 $97,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 360 0.05 $38.56 $80,200
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,500 0.03 $50.19 $104,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,500 0.03 $50.19 $104,400
Outpatient Care Centers 600 0.09 $46.97 $97,690
Offices of Physicians 2,370 0.10 $46.55 $96,820
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) $45.75 $95,160
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) $40.51 $84,260


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)
New York 450 0.05 1.36 $46.86 $97,460
California 450 0.03 0.79 $61.51 $127,940
Massachusetts 320 0.10 2.56 $49.81 $103,600
Florida 300 0.04 1.03 $41.45 $86,210
Georgia 260 0.06 1.71 $44.19 $91,920




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)
Alaska 50 0.14 3.83 $48.73 $101,350
Vermont 40 0.13 3.33 $44.90 $93,390
New Mexico 100 0.12 3.23 $46.11 $95,900
North Dakota 40 0.10 2.60 $58.56 $121,790
Massachusetts 320 0.10 2.56 $49.81 $103,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 50 0.03 0.81 $61.60 $128,120
California 450 0.03 0.79 $61.51 $127,940
North Dakota 40 0.10 2.60 $58.56 $121,790
Oregon 100 0.06 1.50 $54.56 $113,480
New Hampshire 40 0.07 1.83 $53.70 $111,700





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 260 0.05 1.30 $48.97 $101,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 3.30 $52.38 $108,960
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 2.46 $44.02 $91,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 160 0.07 1.77 $44.29 $92,130
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.62 $49.89 $103,780
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.65 $41.46 $86,230
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 1.75 $44.82 $93,230
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 80 0.03 0.76 $46.67 $97,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.45 $61.64 $128,210
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.26 6.81 $41.61 $86,540




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)
Lexington-Fayette, KY 70 0.26 6.81 $41.61 $86,540
Springfield, MA-CT 60 0.21 5.48 $43.66 $90,800
Albuquerque, NM 60 0.17 4.55 $46.60 $96,930
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 3.30 $52.38 $108,960
Syracuse, NY 30 0.11 2.93 $34.30 $71,340
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.62 $49.89 $103,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 170 0.09 2.46 $44.02 $91,570
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 1.99 $52.13 $108,430
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.07 1.80 $47.99 $99,830
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 90 0.07 1.75 $44.82 $93,230




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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.91 $66.96 $139,290
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.88 $63.82 $132,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.45 $61.64 $128,210
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $60.53 $125,900
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.02 0.51 $55.11 $114,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 220 0.12 3.30 $52.38 $108,960
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.08 1.99 $52.13 $108,430
Baltimore-Towson, MD 130 0.10 2.62 $49.89 $103,780
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 1.30 $48.97 $101,850
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 60 0.07 1.80 $47.99 $99,830


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015