Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP) Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $87,338 per year. Pay generally spreads from $51,718 to $121,059 per year. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale 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  
PayScale
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  
PayScale
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)

Survey results show that Neonatal Nurse Practitioners typically report just a few professional skills. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Starting at around $81K, salaries see a boost to $88K after five to 10 years. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belt earn around $101K, climbing well into the six-figure pool. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Neonatal Nurse Practitioners earning an average of $110K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent 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. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

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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%
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