$61,445
Avg. Salary
$31.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,479

Bonus

$303

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse is $31.21 per hour.

The average pay for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse is $61,445 per year.

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MEDIAN $61,445
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$0$98K
Salary $40,922 - $98,986
Bonus $206 - $7,805
Profit Sharing $56.38 - $517
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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$48,900 - $97,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 548
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $23.80 - $45.60
Hourly Tips $2.25
Overtime $11.00 - $68.42
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $206 - $7,805
Profit Sharing $56.38 - $517
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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$48,900 - $97,505
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,142

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

A neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) registered nurse specializes in the care of newborn babies that are premature or have an illness/other issues that require intensive care. They are part of the team of providers caring for the infant and must work with doctors, certified nurses assistants, and other nurses within the NICU. These nurses are trained to work with three classes of neonatal care; class III is the most severe and usually comprises the newborns in the neonatal intensive care units. An NICU registered nurse often also provides care to the families of their newborn patient. This care can be informal or formal in nature, and it usually is in the form of emotional support and providing information on the care the newborn is receiving. Newborns need around-the-clock care, so NICU registered nurses may work a variety of shifts, both day and night, that may vary from eight to 16 hours long. NICU registered nurses may work in public and private hospitals.

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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.

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


HCA, Inc., Kaiser Permanente, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, Banner Health, and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System are all popular places to work. Kaiser Permanente offers the largest salaries in town — $129K on average. Also paying near the top of the field are Children's Hospital of Los Angeles at $87K, Inova Fairfax at $78K, and Medical Center of Plano, where Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses annually earn $75K.

Workers at St Vincent Hospital Indianapolis, Florida Hospital ,Orlando Florida, and HCA, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $52K, $53K, and $63K respectively.

Common Career Paths for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse


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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses often transition into Neonatal Nurse Practitioner positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Neonatal Nurse Practitioners earn $87K per year.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Job Listings

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


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in NICU, Pediatrics, BSN, and NRP are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 17 percent. The majority of those who know Neonatal Intensive Care Unit also know Intensive Care Unit (ICU), BSN, and Critical Care.

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

Pay by Experience for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 906 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 435 salaries. An experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 490 salaries. A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 328 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,207

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses that is 44 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+36 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Philadelphia (+12 percent), and Miami (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Indianapolis and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse?

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Spring:
"Not satisfied."
Pros: Taking cate of babues
Cons: Leadership and administration

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Boston:
"Fast paced, supportive staff enviornment."
Pros: Autonomy
Cons: Lower pay

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Houston:
"Alote of traffic and concrete and rent."
Pros: Many jobs available but competative and many apply for same thing...exery thing cost $
Cons: Long drives in traffic , allegators, humid.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in South Bend:
Pros: I like that it is close to home and that it is a brand new Children's Hospital with a state of the art NICU.
Cons: The staffing is not safe at times and makes it very difficult to do our jobs the way I would like to do it and the way management wants us to do it. We cant work magic.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Anchorage:
"Love to mentor and teach new graduate nursed."
Listen to the experienced nurses.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Omaha:
Pros: Helping families and babies through very difficult times.
Cons: Poor options for continuing education within department. Hard family situations to face head on.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Dallas:
"Payscale."
Educational allowance with proper economic worth.

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Key Stats for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 406 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Salaries

▲24%

▲13%

National Average
$65,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Salaries

NICU
▲14%

Pediatrics
▲9%

BSN
▲8%

NRP
▲4%

Transport
▲3%

Critical Care
▲2%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲2%


ACLS
▼0%

National Average
$65,000



Nursery
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 406 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 18%