Travel Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs

Labor and delivery nurses help women through the process of childbirth and provide postpartum care immediately after each delivery. Expectant mothers rely on these nurses to provide encouragement and support during what can be a long, difficult process.

L&D nurses are also responsible for administering medications, monitoring laboring mothers for complications, assisting obstetricians and midwives with deliveries, and caring for newborn babies.

Most hospitals set aside separate areas for labor and delivery. Nurses who work on these floors focus on caring for the mother and her infant before, during, and after delivery. 

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports a projected 12% rise in employment opportunities for registered nurses over the next several years. A greater number of medical facilities and increased demand for nurses across all specialties will help stimulate the need for more labor and delivery nurses as well. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the Registered Nursing field to grow at a rate of 12 percent through 2028, significantly faster than the average for all occupations.

Labor and delivery nurse salary

According to PayScale, the average annual salary for a Labor and Delivery nurse is $65,163 or $31 per hour. Assuming a 40-hour work week, that adds up to roughly $1,240 weekly.

According to Vivian data, the average gross weekly salary for a travel labor and delivery nurse is $1,793 per week, which includes additional compensation like stipends for housing, meals, and other incidentals. For travel nurses who can claim a permanent tax home, these stipends are entirely tax-free, which is why many travel nurses receive higher total compensation than they would in equivalent staff positions.

We currently have 3,723 matching Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs.

View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryLead Healthstaff
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Bakersfield, California
Lead Healthstaff
10 days ago
We need a Labor & Delivery Travel RN to make a positive impact on patient care! $7668.00 Estimated Gross Weekly! There are Travel Nurses and then there are Travel Lead-ers! L ...
$7,668/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryMedical Solutions
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Bakersfield, California
Medical Solutions
3 months ago
We’re seeking talented healthcare professionals whose adventure game is as strong as their clinical game. Those that want flexibility and high pay, we have the positions fo ...
$7,071/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryIDR Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
IDR Healthcare
9 days ago
IDR Job ID #36808. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: Labor and ...
$7,022/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryCoast Medical Service
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Springfield, Oregon
Coast Medical Service
5 days ago
2+ Years of recent and relevant experience required Unencumbered license in-hand at time of application for state(s) where assignment is located R ...
$6,916/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryGQR Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Los Angeles, California
GQR Healthcare
6 days ago
2+ years of L&D experience, EPIC, EMSA accepted, any state RN license, covid vaccine required, AWHONN, NRP, BLS
$6,900/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Newberg, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #251439. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$5,260/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
New York, New York
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #259269. Pay package is based on 8 hour shifts and 40 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L&D
$4,286/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Woodland, California
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #244821. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,183/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Woodland, California
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #237663. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,183/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Silverton, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #253620. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$3,588/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Omaha, Nebraska
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #268408. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$3,473/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Moreno Valley, California
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #252244. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$3,437/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Tiffin, Ohio
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #243475. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$3,255/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Warren, Michigan
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #267670. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$3,063/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Panama City, Florida
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #267862. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,483/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Tucson, Arizona
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #241227. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,180/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
North Platte, Nebraska
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #219158. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,112/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Auburn, New York
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #266397. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,102/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Concord, Massachusetts
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #188559. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,052/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Lebanon, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #207843. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$2,008/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Reston, Virginia
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #188102. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$1,824/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Pleasanton, California
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #265770. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$1,755/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Durham, North Carolina
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #266603. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$1,693/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Hillsboro, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #259223. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$1,639/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested
View job details for Travel Nurse RN - Labor and DeliveryStability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Portland, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
35 minutes ago
Stability Job ID #217580. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$1,324/wk
Travel contract
I'm interested

Looking for the highest paying Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs?

Explore jobs and compare agencies with Vivian or create a profile and let the offers come to you.

Get matched with a job you'll love

Labor and Delivery Nurse FAQs

What hospitals currently have Labor and Delivery Nurse job opportunities?

The hospitals on Vivian that currently have the most Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs are Samaritan Medical Center (16 jobs), Glens Falls Hospital (12 jobs), and California Hospital Medical Center (11 jobs).

What are the best agencies for Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs?

The agencies on Vivian that currently have the most Labor and Delivery Nurse jobs are Stability Healthcare (545), OneStaff Medical (387), and Advantis Medical (373).

How Much Do Labor and Delivery Nurse Jobs Pay?

For jobs available on Vivian as of Sunday, November 28th 2021, the average weekly salary for a Labor and Delivery Nurse is $3,224, but can pay up to $7,668 per week.

02000400060008000
  • min - $454
  • avg - $3,224
  • max - $7,668

What does a labor and delivery nurse do?

Labor and delivery nurses help women through the process of childbirth and provide postpartum care immediately after each delivery. Expectant mothers rely on these nurses to provide encouragement and support during what can be a long, difficult process.

Labor and delivery nurses are also responsible for administering medications, monitoring laboring mothers for complications, assisting obstetricians and midwives with deliveries, and caring for newborn babies.

What skills make a good labor and delivery nurse?

Good communication skills are essential for success as a labor and delivery nurse. As a nurse in this specialty, you'll have to talk patients through contractions and encourage them to push at the appropriate time. Labor and delivery nurses also have to communicate with family members regarding the progression of labor and the health of the newborn. If the mother or baby has complications, they'll have to communicate efficiently with other members of the care team to ensure that the appropriate intervention takes place as soon as possible.

Advanced assessment skills are also required for this nursing specialty. As a labor and delivery nurse, you'll be responsible for taking each patient's vital signs and determining if there's any cause for concern. You'll also read the fetal monitor to check if the baby's heart rate is normal. If a patient becomes unstable, you'll need to assess her condition and decide — sometimes within seconds — what steps to take to preserve her body's vital functions.

Labor and delivery nurses should also be skilled in administering medications and identifying adverse effects in expectant mothers and their babies. Many women receive Pitocin to induce labor or magnesium sulfate to delay delivery until the baby has more time to develop. You'll need to know how to administer these drugs and what to do if one of your patients has a severe reaction. You'll also have to administer medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions. 

Where do labor and delivery nurses work?

Labor and delivery nurses work in hospitals, birthing centers, and clinics.

How to become a labor and delivery nurse?

Labor and delivery nurses must complete an approved nursing education program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain a nursing license. Registered nurses typically need to have one year of bedside nursing experience to qualify for a labor and delivery nursing job. Once you have at least 2,000 hours of experience as a labor and delivery nurse, you may consider obtaining the Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB) certification. Not all employers require this certification, but a professional credential can make you a more competitive applicant when applying for labor and delivery jobs.

Discover our Labor and Delivery Nurse Community Hub

Top 5 Highest Paying Staff RN Locations

Posted on Sep 09, 2021
Nurses make up the largest group of healthcare professionals nationwide, but there’s still not enough of them to go around. This is good news for staff nurses looking for a change of scenery because they’ll have numerous job location options. While some states pay higher salaries than others, it’s important to consider whether it’s a…

Why Registered Nurses Are Becoming (Even More) Valuable

Posted on Aug 05, 2021
Given the events of the pandemic over the last year, and the mass movement of nurses stepping away from the bedside, registered nurses are becoming an issue of supply and demand. Despite 2020 being the ‘year of the nurse’, employers were suffering from huge financial losses and couldn’t do much to incentivize their nurses to…

Top 10 Highest Paying RN Specialties

Posted on Jul 22, 2021
Registered nurses with an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing can explore new career paths with potentially higher salaries by specializing in a niche. The nursing field is constantly evolving, so more than 100 RN specialties are currently available, and many only require an ADN or BSN. Every specialty has…
travel assignment pay breakdown

Travel Nurse Pay Breakdown

Posted on Jun 30, 2021
One of the biggest benefits of travel nursing is being able to move around freely and explore the country, often making significantly more money than you would as a staff nurse. Travel nursing pay is often based on demand for nurses, and travel nurses need to decide if they are willing to be flexible with…

Recently filled jobs

Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Fresno, California
Stability Healthcare
a day ago
Stability Job ID #266694. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$5,987/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Sacramento, California
Stability Healthcare
18 hours ago
Stability Job ID #237650. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$5,549/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Walla Walla, Washington
Stability Healthcare
7 hours ago
Stability Job ID #266667. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$5,260/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Chicago, Illinois
Stability Healthcare
6 hours ago
Stability Job ID #261830. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,512/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Indianapolis, Indiana
Stability Healthcare
10 hours ago
Stability Job ID #264498. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,497/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Rosenburg, Oregon
Stability Healthcare
11 hours ago
Stability Job ID #239445. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,346/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Modesto, California
Stability Healthcare
13 hours ago
Stability Job ID #224799. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,323/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Stability Healthcare
7 hours ago
Stability Job ID #218447. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 48 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,316/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Columbus, Indiana
Stability Healthcare
18 hours ago
Stability Job ID #268968. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,301/wk
Travel contract
Stability Healthcare
Travel Nurse RN - Labor and Delivery
Downey, California
Stability Healthcare
4 hours ago
Stability Job ID #230199. Pay package is based on 12 hour shifts and 36 hours per week (subject to confirmation) with tax-free stipend amount to be determined. Posted job title: L& ...
$4,279/wk
Travel contract