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Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salary

Most Neonatal Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $29.01 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $19.47 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $44.34. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$31,562 - $76,819
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77K
MEDIAN: $53,317
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$19.47 - $44.34
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$31,562 - $76,819  
   
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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$39,565 - $90,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$19.47 - $44.34  
   
Overtime
$11.69 - $68.42  
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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$39,565 - $90,873  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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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 $52K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $60K. Neonatal Nurses bring in $77K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $72K on average.

Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 17%