I am new to CA, I just moved here from TX. Although my salary has doubled as an RN here, I have been told by several CNMs that RNs make more than they do. TX had such a strong CNM population, lots of birth centers and great salaries. I have to admit that I am really disappointed in finding this out about CA as I dream of being a CNM. Can anyone enlighten me on the actual dollars and cents of being a CNM in CA? I need to make sure that going to grad school for Midwifery is a financially responsible thing to do as I am a single mom.