Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Neonatal Nurses in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $29.46 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $19.85 per hour on the lower end to $44.89 on the higher end. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$35,752 - $84,430
(Median)
$36K
$57K
$84K
MEDIAN: $56,668
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$19.85 - $44.89
(Median)
$20
$29
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,752 - $84,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,744  
Total Pay (?
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$40,093 - $92,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $44.89  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $70.89  
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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$40,093 - $92,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
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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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Neonatal Nurses typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, facility with Labor & Delivery, Birthing and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Nursery.

Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Nurse (RN)

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


For Neonatal Nurses, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $56K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $62K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Neonatal Nurses make a median salary of $70K. Neonatal Nurses who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $71K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 26%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 8%

National Average
$60,000

Nursery
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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