Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Salary

A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse earns an average wage of $30.36 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are NICU, Pediatrics, and BSN.

$42,954 - $97,542
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MEDIAN: $60,517
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$23.33 - $44.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,954 - $97,542  
   
Bonus
$394.53 - $9,123  
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
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$48,193 - $95,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$23.33 - $44.69  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $69.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$394.53 - $9,123  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,193 - $95,972  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,675

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Job Description for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) registered nurse specializes in the care of newborn babies that are premature or have an illness/other issues that require intensive care. They are part of the team of providers caring for the infant and must work with doctors, certified nurses assistants, and other nurses within the NICU. These nurses are trained to work with three classes of neonatal care; class III is the most severe and usually comprises the newborns in the neonatal intensive care units. An NICU registered nurse often also provides care to the families of their newborn patient. This care can be informal or formal in nature, and it usually is in the form of emotional support and providing information on the care the newborn is receiving. Newborns need around-the-clock care, so NICU registered nurses may work a variety of shifts, both day and night, that may vary from eight to 16 hours long. NICU registered nurses may work in public and private hospitals.

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Tasks

  • Meet the standards of Practice for a Level II and Level III NICU and managing all assigned personnel, supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in development and implementation of policies and procedures for the NICU that guide and support the provision of services.
  • Perform neonatal assessment of Level II/III NICU patients and Newborn Nursery patients.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for assigned patients in the NICU and Newborn Nursery.
  • Performs nursing care of Level II/III NICU patients and Newborn Nursery patients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 906 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 435 salaries. An experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 490 salaries. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 328 salaries.

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National Average: $63,724

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Key Stats for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Salaries

▲27%

▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$64,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Salaries

NICU
▲16%

Pediatrics
▲12%

BSN
▲11%

NRP
▲7%

Critical Care
▲5%

Transport
▲5%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲5%

ACLS
▲3%



Nursery
▼0%

National Average
$64,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 167 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 19%
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