There is also such a thing as a 'women's health NP', if you would like to be in the field but not deliver babies.
Generally, I would think that you'd have to be open to moving if you plan on CNM - but as Smilingblueyes wrote, it really varies a lot from area to area. I am in a small town where CNM's are being effectively kept out right now. Most of the larger towns (1.5 hours from me) do use them, though. CNM deliveries have generally increased in the last 20 years or so, although there are always the problems with liability, backup, etc. etc.
Personally I don't get the whole thing between docs vs midwives, but whatever... I guess I just can't worry about it too much or I'll make myself crazy since I plan on becomming a CNM.
I have an OB friend that was like "yeah! use midwives for normal deliveries and just call me if something goes wrong... sounds good to me!" (and she had worked w/ CNM's in residency as well). So opinions definitely vary
I usually see CNM jobs starting around $50k, probably a little more in high cost areas.
You may find more helpful info at www.ACNM.org
if you haven't looked around there yet.