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Neonatal Nurses


Salary is determined by many factors, including nursing specialty, education, place of employment, shift worked, geographic location, and work experience. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, registered nurses working at hospitals had a median annual income of $73,300 in 2019. The lowest paid 10 percent of all registered nurses earned less than $52,080 per year. The highest paid 10 percent made more than $111,220. However, neonatal specialty nurses can generally expect to earn more, especially when advancing to administrative positions.The average salary for a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit was $79,000 in April 2020, according to Given the high beginning salary for this occupation, it is logical to expect a neonatal nurse with some experience to earn more than the national median for all registered nurses.

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