Average Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Hourly Pay

$31.51
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$1,476
Bonus
$393
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The average hourly pay for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse is $31.51.
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$23.92
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$31.51
50%
$46.26
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MEDIAN $31.51
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Hourly Rate
$24 - $46
Bonus
$201 - $8,170
Profit Sharing
$99 - $1,014
Total Pay
$49,493 - $99,149

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Job Description for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Tasks
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care for assigned patients in the NICU and Newborn Nursery.
  • Performs nursing care of Level II/III NICU patients and Newborn Nursery patients.
  • Perform neonatal assessment of Level II/III NICU patients and Newborn Nursery patients.
  • Meet the standards of Practice for a Level II and Level III NICU and managing all assigned personnel, supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in development and implementation of policies and procedures for the NICU that guide and support the provision of services.
The top respondents for the job title Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse are from the companies HCA, Inc., Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida and Texas Children's Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $61.90. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Texas Children's Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), earning around $38.59 and $34.68, respectively. Children's Hospital Colorado pays the lowest at around $29.26. Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida and Banner Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $29.58 and $30.50, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse (RN)
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Job Listings

Popular Skills for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

Skills in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Nursery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Critical Care, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

An entry-level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.70 based on 318 salaries. An early career Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.93 based on 1,184 salaries. A mid-career Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.00 based on 660 salaries. An experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.53 based on 762 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
Employees with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 41.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (19.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (10.6% less), Orlando, Florida (6.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,610 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
32.8%
Mid Career
18.3%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
19.0%