Most Neonatal Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $29.13 per hour. Some workers in this field — roughly a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Neonatal Nurses are happy with their jobs. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,276 - $88,009
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MEDIAN: $59,414
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$16.77 - $40.51
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$36,276 - $88,009  
   
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$800  
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$41,011 - $87,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Hourly Rate
$16.77 - $40.51  
   
Overtime
$1.91 - $70.58  
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$41,011 - $87,127  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • Document patient's status according to organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assess patient's condition, including biophysical, psychosocial, age specific needs, and safety needs.

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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. On average, Neonatal Nurses make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Neonatal Nurses who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $66K.

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Key Stats for Neonatal Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 26%

National Average
$60,000


Nursery
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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