Labour and Deliver Nurse Salary Statistics, Just Posted By Nursing Careers Authority;

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A new labor and delivery nurse in the United States can earn an average of $64,690 per year, reveals Labour & Delivery Nursing Data released recently by, an online publication that specializes in providing news and information for the nursing profession.

Labour and Deliver Nurse Salary

The new data also showed the highest 10 percent can earn around $95,000 per year, while those in lowest 10 percent may earn around $44,000 per year.

The new data also showed the highest 10 percent can earn around $95,000 per year, while those in lowest 10 percent may earn around $44,000 per year.

There is no doubt one’s earning power in this nursing sub-speciality is dependent on factors, which can work for or against how much salary an individual can take home annually. Contributing factors include one’s geographic location, place of employment, level of experience, certification status, and level of education.

“Chief among them is the level of certification one has in the specialty area of concern. Therefore, increasing your level of education and taking advantage of opportunities to advance your experience can is a big plus,” says Hansen, editor for

According to the source, labor and delivery nurses primarily work in such areas as birthing centers, major hospitals, women’s health clinics, and obstetrical units, and are known to take on many different roles depending on what their patients are needing.

Some of the duties include the following:

  •     Assisting in childbirth
  •     Creating a positive labor experience
  •     Patient education
  •     Monitoring patient vital signs and contractions
  •     Provide pain medications and other necessary medications
  •     Monitor mother throughout hospital stay
  •     Help mom feed, care for and bond with her new baby
  •     Work with women throughout all stages of childbirth
  •     Help the doctor should any complications rise
  •     Assist with episiotomies and Cesarean sections
  •     Monitor fetal heart rate
  •     Assist in labor induction
  •     Assist in developing birth plans
  •     Getting the patient properly admitted to the hospital
  •     Preparing the room for birth
  •     Helps mom to get in proper birthing position
  •     Cleaning the patient prior to and after birth

“Labor and delivery nurses, who are usually trained in all aspects of birth delivery, are often quite useful in emergency situations where a midwife and physician are not always present. While it is not common that this type of nurse deliver on his or her own, it is a possibility,” notes Hansen.

Labor and Delivery nurses started to play a major role in childbirth in 1925. They mainly served rural, poor country areas. During this same year in Kentucky, the Frontier Nursing Service was founded by Mary Breckinridge. She was a Red Cross public health nurse who was determined to help the poor. Until the 1950s, these nurses mainly performed home births, but during the baby boom, these nurses were needed in hospitals to assist the physicians with the major increase of women having babies in hospitals. Labor and delivery nurses work closely with doctors to satisfy all of the needs of birthing mothers and their babies immediately after birth. They also assist new mothers in learning how to breastfeed and bond with their new baby.

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