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Certified nurse-midwives who work for large hospitals tend to earn more than those working for small hospitals, clinics, and birthing centers. The most experienced nurse-midwives, including those in supervisory, director, and administrative positions, have the highest earnings. Salaries also vary according to the region of the country and whether the employing facility is private or public. Because of their special training, CNMs are among the higher-paying nursing professions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the median yearly income for nurse-midwives was $92,510 in 2015. The salaries of nurse-midwives vary widely from state to state, but nationally the lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,310, and the top 10 percent earned more than $132,270.

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