Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (United States)

Most Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $87,338 per year;. Pay begins at $51,718 on the low end and climbs to $121,059 per year near the top. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$51,178 - $110,453
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MEDIAN: $83,891
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Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (?
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$20.27 - $59.87
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MEDIAN: $43.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,178 - $110,453  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,810  
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $4,750  
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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$51,718 - $121,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$20.27 - $59.87  
   
Overtime
$9.97 - $82.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,810  
   
Profit Sharing
$425.00 - $4,750  
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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$51,718 - $121,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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)

Job skills reported by Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are limited. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Labor & Delivery, Birthing, and Nursery. Those proficient in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are, more often than not, 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, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $81K to $88K. Between one and two decades on the job, workers' pay passes the six-figure mark, with typical earnings around $101K. The 20-year mark seems to bring slower salary growth, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners at this tenure level tend to see their incomes plateau to $110K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 11 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 13 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$87,000

Skills That Affect Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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National Average
$87,000
Nursery
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%