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Midwife Average UK Salary & Prospects

Midwives support pregnant women and their babies before, during and after, childbirth.

  • Monitor maternal condition during labor by checking vital signs, monitoring uterine contractions, or performing physical examinations.
  • Monitor fetal growth and well-being through heartbeat detection, body measurement, and palpation.
  • Identify, monitor, or treat pregnancy-related problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, pre-term labor, or
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Midwifes typically work around 35 to 40 hours per week.

As a Midwife you will typically work evenings / weekends / bank holidays.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
36,655 GBP *
per year
24,214 GBP
43,772 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Midwife
  • 36,593 GBP
Average salary for part-time Midwife
Average salary for full-time Midwife

  • 23,630 GBP
  • 23,630 GBP
  • 36,655 GBP
  • 36,593 GBP
Pay over time for Midwife

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 36,229 GBP
  • 35,613 GBP
  • 36,192 GBP
  • 35,282 GBP
  • 36,207 GBP
  • 36,655 GBP

Future outlook for Midwifes

Very good outlook
43 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
0% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
24% chance of automation in the future

Midwife - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Midwife and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 79% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 7% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent
  • 6% of people in this role have a post-secondary qualification such as a Higher National Diploma

You'll need:

  • knowledge of medicine and neonatal care
  • sensitivity and understanding
  • knowledge of psychology
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • counselling skills including active listening and a non-judgemental approach
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Midwife


Things to highlight for your Midwife interview

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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