Average Midwife Salary / Wages
Salary and pay information for midwives is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) is 254111 for midwives.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are midwife, certified midwife, registered midwife, community midwife and midwife practitioner.
This occupation is currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Health Care and Social Assistance in mid 2018 were $1,523, giving an annual income of approximately $79,200. This was 1.0% higher than in mid 2017.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 500 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a midwife was $83,926 per annum in Australia.
Midwife Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Midwife||63,000 – 87,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Registered Midwife / Registered Nurse / Contract / Rural||35 – 45 per hour||Wagga Wagga, New South Wales|
|Registered Midwife||$58 per hour||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Casual Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Nurse||93,000 – 95,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Clinical Midwife (Caseload)||66,000 – 88,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Registered Nurse / Midwife||$43 – $48 per hour||Queensland|
|Registered Midwife – Midwifery Rotation||72,000 – 98,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Casual Pool Registered Midwife||65,000 – 85,000||South Australia|
|Midwife | Dual Registered Nurse | Birth Suite Competent||up to 86,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Midwife / Dual Registered Midwife / RNM / RM||68,000 – 86,000||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Registered Nurses, Endorsed Enrolled Nurses & Midwife||53 – 75 per hour||Canberra, ACT|
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