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Labor and delivery nurse salary in United States

How much does a Labor and Delivery Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary

$2,598
Average $2,598
Low $1,848
High $3,651
Overtime
$11,875per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a labor and delivery nurse is $2,598 per week in the United States and $11,875 overtime per year.114.2k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Labor and Delivery Nurses in United States

  1. Trusted Health
    4.1
    47 reviews3.3k salaries reported
    $3,152per week
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Highest paying cities for Labor and Delivery Nurses near United States

  1. Panorama City, CA
    $4,185 per week
    7 salaries reported
  2. Bronx, NY
    $3,108 per week
    2.3k salaries reported
  3. Bridgeport, CT
    $3,015 per week
    186 salaries reported
  1. Charlotte, NC
    $2,553 per week
    441 salaries reported
  2. Silver Spring, MD
    $2,534 per week
    652 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $2,446 per week
    1k salaries reported
  1. Milwaukee, WI
    $2,365 per week
    1.5k salaries reported
  2. West Palm Beach, FL
    $2,205 per week
    46 salaries reported
  3. Kansas City, KS
    $2,101 per week
    325 salaries reported
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Where can a Labor and Delivery Nurse earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Labor and Delivery Nurses

Most recommended certification

Fetal Monitoring Certification

(earn +7.54% more)

The jobs requiring this certification have decrease by 31.12% since 2018. Labor and Delivery Nurses with this certification earn +7.54% more than the average base salary, which is $2,598 per week.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this certificationChange from previous year
20122421increase by 2421
20134646increase by 91.90%
20142666decrease by 42.62%
20152479decrease by 7.01%
20163517increase by 41.87%
2017982decrease by 72.08%
2018797decrease by 18.84%
2019549decrease by 31.12%

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Top schools offering Fetal Monitoring Certification

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Top skills
Basic IV
+19.38%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
12 jobs19
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Most common benefits for Labor and Delivery Nurses

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Adoption assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Housing stipend
  • License reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Paid housing
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Pet insurance
  • Prescription drug insurance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 72 ratings

72% of Labor and Delivery Nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

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Average $71.64 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Labor and Delivery Nurse

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