Hourly Wage for
Lactation Consultant in the United States

How much does a Lactation Consultant earn hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Lactation Consultant in the United States is $39 as of September 28, 2018, but the range typically falls between $34 and $43. Hourly rate 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Responsible for identifying and correcting lactation problems. May plan and lead breastfeeding classes for expecting mothers. Advises physicians and healthcare providers on lactation problems experien

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly compensation for the job of Lactation Consultant in the United States. The average hourly rate for Lactation Consultant ranges from $34 to $43 with the average hourly pay of $39. The total hourly compensation, which includes bonus, health and retirement, can vary anywhere from $34 to $43 with the average total hourly compensation of $39.
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    Lactation Consultant

    Associate's Degree

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

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