Midwives earn an average salary of £28,656 or £19.99 per hour, with a bonus of up to £1,017.
Pay by Experience Level for Midwives
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Midwives are as follow:
Entry-level Midwives with less than one-year experience earns £22,650 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early career Midwives with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £26,169.
Mid-career Midwives with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £30,800.
Experienced Midwives with 10-19 years of experience will make £34,951.
Late career Midwife’s with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £35,407 compensation.
Essential Skills for Midwifes
Labor & Delivery, Birthing, Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN), Public Health Education, Phlebotomy, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are some of the most popular skills for Midwifes.
How Become a Midwife?
The journey of becoming a midwife is challenging. A lot of people think that learning to sit cross-legged, and a bit of training is all you need to become a midwife.
However, to become a midwife, you will need to go through four to six months of training that is not the same as a one-year degree from a university.
Most midwives work for at least two years in training. A midwife will need to go through physiotherapy, education, nursing, anatomy, and anatomy training, as well as working with mothers-to-be.
What Do Midwives Do?
Midwifes are responsible for checking an expectant mother’s health in the first months after she is admitted to the hospital and advise on any risks or benefits associated with childbirth.
They carry out several roles, including checking the baby’s lungs, looking after the mother’s blood pressure, and giving cervical-depth or “first night” care for the baby. They also examine the placenta, which can be helpful for expectant mothers and babies. Midwives may also perform procedures such as colostomy.