I've read a lot on here about the hours that are typical for working as a CNM. I just chatted with my mentor and she was telling me her schedule. I'm overwhelmed just thinking about it. She has 3 days in the office. One of those days ends with her beginning her on call, which is a 24 hour shift, which she works weekly. Then she has one on call weekend a month. I believe when she has her on call weekend, she's doesn't have call on the weekday that she typically has. So, on regular weeks, that's about 48 hours, and then on weeks where she's in on the weekend, that's 60-ish hours for the weekend and then her normal office hours for the week. I'm wrapping my mind around that. It seems like a lot, but then again, on call doesn't always mean there will be patients in labor and delivering non-stop.
It got me wondering, though. I know some of you have 2 office days, and 2 on calls, or something similar, where you only work 2-4 days a week and you end up not going much over 40 hours. Do those of you who regularly go over 40 hours by a lot have pay that reflects all of those extra hours? Or in general, are salaries for CNMs pretty steady regardless of the number of hours on call and in the office?