The average salary for a Neonatologist is $220,852.
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Job Description for Neonatologist
A neonatologist is a highly specialized pediatrician who specifically treats newborns. They generally work in a neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, in addition to newborn wings of hospitals. Their patients are primarily babies who have severe problems, including premature births, inborn diseases, genetic diseases, or malformations, as well as infants of difficult births. They are almost always present in delivery rooms to evaluate newborns and decide if they should go to the NICU or the nurse…Read more
- Provide diagnosis and treatment to premature newborns and those suffering from defects, injury, and illness at birth.
- Supervise residents and students.
- Help deliver babies requiring special assistance.
- Ensure nutrition and medication intake and dosage.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Neonatologist
The top respondents for the job title Neonatologist are from the companies MEDNAX, Pediatrix Medical Group and Hackensack Medical Center. Reported salaries are highest at Hackensack Medical Center where the average pay is $302,157. MEDNAX pays the lowest at around $210,000.
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Popular Skills for Neonatologist
Skills in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Neonatology, Pediatrics and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Neonatologist
An entry-level Neonatologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $194,052 based on 24 salaries. An early career Neonatologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $204,573 based on 91 salaries. A mid-career Neonatologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $224,321 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Neonatologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $249,194 based on 50 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $276,575.
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Employees with Neonatologist in their job title in Hackensack, New Jersey earn an average of 39.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (6.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (36.6% less), Boston, Massachusetts (16.2% less) and New York, New York (16.0% less).
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