Lactation Consultant Salary in the United States

How much does a Lactation Consultant make in the United States? The average Lactation Consultant salary in the United States is $81,543 as of April 27, 2019, but the range typically falls between $72,640 and $91,447. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

Job Description

Responsible for identifying and correcting lactation problems. May plan and lead breastfeeding classes for expecting mothers. Advises physicians and healthcare providers on lactation problems experienced by patients. Requires an associate's degree and is certified as a registered nurse. Typically reports to a supervisor and/or manager. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2019

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  1. This Job:

    Lactation Consultant

    Associate's Degree

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    Staff Nurse - RN I

    0 - 2 years experience
    JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent

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