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Pediatric Nurse Salary

A Pediatric Nurse earns an average wage of $25.22 per hour. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$31,562 - $98,136
(Median)
$32K
$53K
$98K
MEDIAN: $52,589
10%
50%
90%

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$15.68 - $36.12
(Median)
$16
$25
$36
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$31,562 - $98,136  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
Profit Sharing
$33.57 - $2,017  
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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$34,052 - $82,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $36.12  
   
Overtime
$7.79 - $59.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,926  
   
Profit Sharing
$33.57 - $2,017  
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).
)
$34,052 - $82,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Pediatric Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Pediatric Nurse Salaries

Nursery
up arrow 6%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
0%

National Average
$53,000

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 19%