Are you working as a nurse or considering studying nursing? Or just looking for a neonatal nurse salary for some other reason?
Here you can find full-depth information about neonatal nurse’s average salary, salary per hour, starting salary, and salary in various states, like Texas, California, etc.
Before the dollar amounts start to flash in front of your eyes, I let you know that I’ve written a comprehensive article about How To Become A Neonatal Nurse.
Check that out if you’re interested in becoming a neonatal nurse.
Without further delay let’s start with the average neonatal nurse salary.
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Average neonatal nurse salary
First, you should know how this average neonatal salary is calculated and what’s included in it.
These average salaries combine base annual salary, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, and overtime pay.
Just about everything else except equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
According to PayScale’s data, the neonatal nurse salary on average is between $43,718 to $102,179 per year in the United States. The average yearly salary of all respondents is $63,378.
That’s including all neonatal nurses by experience from under a year to twenty-plus years in all the states of the USA.
But I promised you full-depth salary information for neonatal nurses so this isn’t enough!
According to Glassdoor’s data including 67,486 salaries in total, the average salary of a neonatal nurse is between $43,000 to $87,000 in the United States. The average base pay of a neonatal nurse is $65,870 per year according to Glassdoor’s data.
Remember that these values are averages between one to plus twenty years of experience in the nursing field.
Between these two reliable sources, the average yearly salary is $64,626 in the USA.
Neonatal nurse salary per hour
What is the salary per hour for neonatal nurses and how it’s calculated?
Hourly pay tells how much you are getting paid by every hour your working. The hourly pay does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing, or commissions.
The average hourly pay for neonatal nurses is between $20.24 and $48.09 according to PayScale across all the states of the USA. The median hourly pay for a neonatal nurse is $33.26 according to PayScale’s data.
I’d say these are pretty impressive numbers for neonatal nurses.
As you may already know, you can complete an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree in order to work as a neonatal nurse. If you are interested to compare these degrees, here is a full-depth article for you about ADN vs BSN.
It covers all about the salaries, competencies, pros and cons and much more.
Next up I’m going to give you more information about starting salary for a neonatal nurse.
See also: Do Nurses Get Paid Overtime?
Starting salary for neonatal nurse
Are you soon graduating to become a neonatal nurse? Or are you thinking about changing your career path in nursing? These are good reasons to be thinking about the starting salary of a neonatal nurse.
According to PayScale, the average starting salary for a neonatal nurse is between $40,000 and $92,000 across all the states of the USA.
The median entry-level neonatal nurse salary is $60,664. I’d say that this is actually pretty good for a new-graduate employee.
See also: Interview Questions for NICU Nurses
You can highly assume that your salary climbs up as you gain some experience from the field. And statistics support this assumption.
An early-career neonatal nurse’s average salary with one to four years of experience is between $44,000 and $101,000. The median salary is $67,617.
So after one to four years, you can expect to be earning $7,000 more per year!
NICU nurse salary
Before I give you an answer to that I let you know that we have a full-depth guide on how to become a NICU nurse. Check that out if you’re interested to be working in the NICU.
On average, the NICU nurse’s salary is between $48,000 and $109,000 according to PayScale. The average pay per hour for a NICU nurse is $34.79.
The median starting salary for the NICU nurse is $62,567 per year and the average hourly pay is $26.96.
Neonatal nurse salary …
Now that you know the average neonatal nurse salary between all the states it’s time to be more specific.
Here are the neonatal nurse salaries in Texas, California, Florida, etc.
According to PayScale, the average hourly wage of a neonatal nurse in Texas is $40.33. That’s over $5 more than the average in other states.
One explanation for this is, of course, the higher cost of living in Texas than on average in other states.
How about the neonatal nurse salary in California where the costs of living are even higher than in Texas?
You guessed it right. According to PayScale’s and Glassdoor’s data, the average hourly pay in California is $45.00. That’s over $10 more than the average in other states.
That’s also almost $5 more than the average hourly wage of neonatal nurses in Texas.
California is the highest paying state for neonatal nurses in the USA. Remember, however, that the cost of living is also higher.
What is the neonatal nurse salary in Florida compared to other states in the USA?
Unfortunately, there’s not enough data on PayScale or Glassdoor to give a trustworthy average neonatal nurse salary in Texas.
The best I can give you is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse salary in Florida. The average hourly pay for NICU nurses is $30.15 in Florida according to PayScale.
That’s approximately $3 more than the average hourly pay of NICU nurses in other states in the USA.
Based on that, it’s fair to estimate that the average hourly wage of neonatal nurses in Florida is $2-5 more than in other states.
Here are a couple of articles you might also be interested in. Check these out:
- What is ACLS Certification?
- How To Become A Registered Nurse
- How To Become A Neonatal Nurse
- ADN vs BSN Salary, Competencies, etc.
- Do Nurses Make Good Money?
- How Often Do Nurses Get Raises?
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