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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Women comprise the majority of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $86K per year on average. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Neonatal Nurse Practitioners is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,476 - $116,263
(Median)
$55K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,476
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$25.00 - $60.67
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$25
$46
$61
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$55,476 - $116,263  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,789  
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$57,419 - $121,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$25.00 - $60.67  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $87.49  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,789  
   
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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$57,419 - $121,946  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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Job Description for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A neonatal nursing practitioner works closely with newborn infants who have a variety of problems; some issues be minor, and others may be life threatening. The practitioner works closely with patients, doctors, family members, and hospital technicians to ensure the utmost standard of quality care for the newborn infants. A neonatal nurse practitioner generally works set hours, but those hours may vary depending on the needs of their employer. Patient care occurs constantly, so evening, overnight, and weekend hours may be necessary. Neonatal nurse practitioners work indoors and (in most instances) in a hospital setting. They interact not only with patients and their family, but also with doctors and other hospital personnel.

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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks

  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.

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Popular Skills for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Neonatal Nurse Practitioners note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Nursery, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Nursery. It is often found that people who know Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are also skilled in Labor & Delivery, Birthing.

Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)

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


For Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $83K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $89K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $104K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $109K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries



National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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National Average
$90,000

Nursery
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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