Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Neonatologist is $298,925
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Neonatologists?
A mid-career Neonatologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $250,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Neonatologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $289,345 based on 7 salaries.
What Do Neonatologists Do?
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 …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.