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Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Neonatal Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $29.59 per hour. Compensation ranges between $19.80 per hour and $44.74. The majority of Neonatal Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,000 - $82,424
(Median)
$34K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,259
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$19.80 - $44.74
(Median)
$20
$30
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,000 - $82,424  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
Total Pay (?
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$40,238 - $96,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $44.74  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $74.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,635  
   
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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$40,238 - $96,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $54K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $62K. Neonatal Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $70K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 16%