By NICK MCGREGORAPHERAssociated PressAUGUSTA, Ga.
(AP) Midwives aren’t the only ones making a living in Georgia, and they’re getting paid more than ever before.
According to a new state-commissioned study, midwives make about $1.2 million per year, a 4.7 percent increase from a decade ago.
Midwives make more than half of all private-sector workers in Georgia and work for as little as $27 an hour.
That’s a 7.6 percent increase over the last decade, according to the study.
Midwife training has been steadily increasing, too.
Between 2005 and 2010, training for midwives jumped 25 percent to nearly 3,500 midwives.
In 2011, training increased another 15 percent to more than 3,900 midwives in Georgia.