General Guidance

Maternity nurses are self-employed. All rates below are a general guide and are quoted on a gross basis.

The maternity nurse or night nurse will cover their own tax and national insurance costs out of this amount. The figures quoted below are a daily rate – to work out a weekly salary you should multiply this figure by the number of days you wish the candidate to work each week.

Rates of Pay

  • Single babies: £180 – £250 + per day
  • Twins: £220 – £280 + per day
  • Triplets: £280+ per day
  • Night nurse or day nurse: Hourly Rate £16– £22 per hour (depending on number of babies)