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 $88K annually for pay. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$59,163 - $117,046
(Median)
$59K
$88K
$120K
MEDIAN: $87,936
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$28.91 - $59.48
(Median)
$29
$45
$59
MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,163 - $117,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,730  
Total Pay (?
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$60,737 - $121,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 238
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$28.91 - $59.48  
   
Overtime
$7.29 - $86.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,730  
   
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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$60,737 - $121,476  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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)


Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Intensive Care Unit and Labor & Delivery, Birthing. Most people who know 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.


Neonatal Nurse Practitioners with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $84K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $90K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $104K on average. Neonatal Nurse Practitioners with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $109K.

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Experience Affects Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries



Mid-Career
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National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salaries

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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National Average
$91,000

Nursery
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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