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

$32.30
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,190
Bonus
$48,791
Commission
$393
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The average hourly pay for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse is $32.30.
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$24.65
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$32.30
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$46.58
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Hourly Rate
$25 - $47
Bonus
$200 - $5,141
Profit Sharing
$67 - $2,036
Commission
$0 - $48,791
Total Pay
$51,141 - $99,352
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What Do Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurses Do?

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.

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

3.8 out of 5
(394)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

The top respondents for the job title Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse are from the companies HCA, Inc., Ascension Health and Texas Children's Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $60.82. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Texas Health Resources and Texas Children's Hospital, earning around $38.97 and $38.52, respectively. Children's Hospital Colorado pays the lowest at around $29.53. Ascension Health and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $30.34 and $30.51, respectively.

Career Paths

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse
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What Are Popular Skills for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurses?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurses?

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 $26.76 based on 264 salaries. An early career Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.13 based on 1,049 salaries. A mid-career Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.80 based on 643 salaries. An experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.64 based on 627 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $41.
Employees with Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 42.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (19.4% more) and Chicago, Illinois (6.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (12.0% less), Denver, Colorado (3.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,110 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.5%
Early Career
33.7%
Mid Career
20.7%
Experienced
20.2%
Late Career
16.9%