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
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$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., Texas Children's Hospital and Kaiser Permanente. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $60.99. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, earning around $38.59 and $36.00, respectively. Baylor Hospital pays the lowest at around $29.23. Children's Hospital Colorado and Banner Health also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $29.26 and $30.68, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse
Neonatal 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), 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 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 $25.63 based on 687 salaries. An early career Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.90 based on 1,278 salaries. A mid-career Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.03 based on 771 salaries. An experienced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.52 based on 854 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 43.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.5% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (11.0% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,236 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.2%
Early Career
30.2%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
20.2%
Late Career
15.3%