Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salary

Neonatal Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $29.60 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $19.76 per hour, and the top verges on $45.84. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Neonatal Nurses is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,234 - $84,430

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$19.76 - $45.84

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,234 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
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$39,978 - $96,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.76 - $45.84  
   
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 - $96,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $55K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $62K. Neonatal Nurses bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Neonatal Nurses who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
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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