Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Houston, Texas Salary

How much does a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse make in Houston, TX? In Houston, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse takes home around $36.27 per hour on average. This is 15% above the national average for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse which is $30.88 per hour. Wages for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Houston range from $28.76 per hour to $46.34 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse in Houston ranges from $59,497 to $97,439 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Women make up 96% of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse workforce in Houston among those reporting. Many report receiving medical, dental, and vision benefits from their employer.

$28.76 - $46.34
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$36
$46
MEDIAN: $36.27
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Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $28.76 - $46.34
Overtime $49.20
Annual Data $0$97K
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$59,497 - $97,439
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Job Listings

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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 $62,000 based on 20 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 $73,000 based on 21 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 $79,000 based on 31 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 $92,000 based on 17 salaries.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Registered Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working in Houston?

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.

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

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

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 16%