A Pediatric Nurse earns an average wage of $25.97 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$33,570 - $83,168
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MEDIAN: $55,275
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$18.32 - $38.80
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$33,570 - $83,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
Profit Sharing
$25.76 - $8,629  
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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$36,351 - $83,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.32 - $38.80  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.93  
Overtime
$13.81 - $62.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
Profit Sharing
$25.76 - $8,629  
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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$36,351 - $83,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 228
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Job Description for Pediatric Nurse

A pediatric nurse is a registered nurse (RN) who is responsible for the medical needs, care, and treatment of children from birth through adolescence. Naturally, this position can be found in a variety of health care environments, from clinics and doctor’s offices to hospitals. A pediatric nurse may specialize in a particular area, such as cardiology, endocrinology, neonatalology, trauma, etc. The hours for a pediatric nurse can vary greatly, as hospitals do not close, and they generally work on teams.

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Pediatric Nurse Tasks

  • Prescribe or recommend drugs, treatments, and interventions.
  • Set up, troubleshoot, and calibrate medical equipment for patient care.
  • Assess, diagnose, and undertake interventions to improve the health of patients.
  • Perform physical therapy, change dressings, or perform other clinical care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Pediatric Nurse

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Experience Affects Pediatric Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Nurse Salaries

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 37%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 10%

Acute Care
up arrow 6%


Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Nursery
0%

National Average
$56,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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