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Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salary

The larger portion of Neonatal Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $29.76 per hour. Pay generally varies between $19.87 per hour and $45.37. Most Neonatal Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,234 - $86,413
(Median)
$35K
$57K
$86K
MEDIAN: $56,668
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$19.87 - $45.37
(Median)
$20
$30
$45
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,234 - $86,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$40,111 - $97,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $45.37  
   
Overtime
$11.88 - $74.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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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$40,111 - $97,980  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $56K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $62K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $70K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 17%
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