The average salary of a midwife with a private practice varies widely by how much she charges per birth, how often she attends births, the location of her practice, how much she self-promotes, and what her community standing is. According to the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council, most midwives charge between $2,000 and $4,000 per birth. A fairly busy midwife attends between two and four births each month.
Midwives who are salaried employees of a hospital or practice earn annual incomes which vary considerably. As to be expected, experienced midwives tend to make more money than those just starting out. Those with higher academic degrees also tend to make more money than those who do not possess a master's or doctoral degree. The geographic area in which midwives live and work, and the type of facility at which they are employed may also affect their salaries.
Midwives average a score of 3.2 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Midwives in the 70th percentile of salary satisfaction.