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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $86K per year for pay. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Neonatal Nurse Practitioners report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$54,532 - $115,561
(Median)
$55K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,216
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$23.27 - $60.47
(Median)
$23
$46
$60
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,532 - $115,561  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
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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$55,379 - $121,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 232
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$23.27 - $60.47  
   
Overtime
$9.83 - $87.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,766  
   
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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$55,379 - $121,489  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 95

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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)


Typical Neonatal Nurse Practitioners report a focused set 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Intensive Care Unit, Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Nursery. Most people familiar with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit also know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $89K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $83K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $104K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $109K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 43 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%