Women comprise the majority of Neonatal Nurses in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $29.16 per hour on average. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance.

$37,500 - $87,810
(Median)
$38K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $58,829
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90%

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$19.40 - $41.05
(Median)
$19
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$37,500 - $87,810  
   
Bonus
$1,026  
Total Pay (?
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$41,136 - $88,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.40 - $41.05  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $72.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,026  
   
Total Pay (?
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$41,136 - $88,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Neonatal Nurses make a median salary of $63K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $69K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Neonatal Nurse (RN) Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 26%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000

Nursery
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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