Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salary

The larger portion of Neonatal Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $29.55 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $19.73 per hour, and the top verges on $45.94. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,508 - $86,770
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$87K
MEDIAN: $57,475
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$19.73 - $45.94
(Median)
$20
$30
$46
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$35,508 - $86,770  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
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$39,978 - $99,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.73 - $45.94  
   
Overtime
$12.37 - $74.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
   
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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$39,978 - $99,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Neonatal Nurse (RN)

The main responsibility of a neonatal nurse is to assist mothers with the birth and post-birth of their child. On a day to day basis, a neonatal nurse is required to perform the following responsibilities: performing professional nursing duties, testing cognitive skills on newborn babies, performing neonatal tests throughout pregnancy, helping patients select an effective plan of care, and taking care of patients.

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Neonatal Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Document patient's status according to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assess patient's condition, including biophysical, psychosocial, age specific needs, and safety needs.
  • Deliver patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation.
  • Develop an individualized plan of care utilizing the nursing and medical diagnoses.

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Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Nurse (RN)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $55K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $62K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Neonatal Nurses make a median salary of $73K. For some reason, Neonatal Nurses with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $71K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 17%
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