Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary

If you are thinking about starting a career as a neonatal nurse, you may be curious about the amount of money you can make. Neonatal nursing is a fairly specialized field to pursue a career in, and it does require more effort than standard registered nurse education requirements. Thus it is logical to look over the expected neonatal nurse practitioner salary rates before you start your education so you can determine if it will be worth the extra work involved with this profession. Here are some charts outlining possible salary ranges you may experience. You can use them to determine if this is the right path for you.

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by Industry

Neonatal nurses do not have to work in hospitals specifically. They can find employment in an array of industries. Possible industries include:

  • Acute Care Hospital: $64,515 per year
  • Family Medicine: $70,000 per year
  • Health Care Services: $63,389 per year
  • Healthcare: $59,659 per year
  • Hospital: $53,094 per year
  • Medical Services: $57,808 per year
  • Nurse Staffing: $51,282 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by Certification

If you want to make the most money possible in this career, you will need to obtain certifications showcasing your knowledge in neonatal nursing. Here is a look at how those certifications may impact your pay in the future:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support: $57,769 per year
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center: $77,599 per year
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: $58,075 per year
  • Critical Care: $57,536 per year
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Provider: $61,568 per year
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program: $63,607 per year
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support: $69,189 per year
  • Pediatrics: $72,482 per year
  • Registered Nurse: $59,413 per year
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist: $51,620 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by College

If you want to make sure you are attending a good university, you may want to review the neonatal nurse salary that graduates have earned from the school. Popular colleges include:

  • Creighton University: $56,500 per year
  • Molloy College: $75,000 per year
  • State University of New York: $99,075 per year
  • University of Oklahoma: $46,000 per year
  • University of Phoenix: $87,500 per year
  • University of Texas at Arlington: $52,072 per year
  • University of Texas Medical Branch: $68,226 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by Degree

The higher you go in your education, the more money you have to make. If you are willing to put forth a few extra years to get a graduate degree, you can potentially double your salary over time. Here is a list of popular degrees for neonatal nurses, along with a look at what people make with them:

  • Associate Degree Nursing: $54,000 per year
  • Associate of Science in Nursing: $51,244 per year
  • Bachelor of Arts in Nursing: $55,000 per year
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: $55,839 per year
  • Doctor of Medicine: $133,250 per year
  • Master of Science in Nursing: $72,625 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by Employer Type

The type of employer you work for will influence the amount of money available to pay your neonatal nurse practitioner salary. Possible employer types include:

  • College or University: $61,407 per year
  • Company: $55,810 per year
  • Contract: $85,000 per year
  • Federal Government: $50,868 per year
  • Foundation or Trust: $77,000 per year
  • Hospital: $56,799 per year
  • Non-Profit Organization: $58,958 per year
  • Other Organization: $54,950 per year
  • Private Practice/Firm: $78,752 per year
  • School District: $34,971 per year
  • Self-Employed: $60,000 per year
  • State and Local Government: $56,936 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by Years of Experience

As you gain more experience as a neonatal nurse, you will gain better paychecks. Here is an overview of how your salary may fluctuate over the years:

  • 1-4 years: $50,161 per year
  • 5-9 years: $60,109 per year
  • 10-19 years: $68,344 per year
  • 20+ years: $72,953 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by Gender

Men and women make roughly the same amount of money working in neonatal nursing, but men do make more as a whole. Salary ranges by gender are as follows:

  • Male: $64,908 per year
  • Female: $60,008 per year

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary by State

Some areas of the country have different demands and available funds for neonatal nurses. Thus your salary will depend greatly on where you live and work. Salary ranges by state include:

  • California: $68,701 per year
  • Florida: $59,074 per year
  • Illinois: $58,725 per year
  • New York: $62,853 per year
  • Ohio: $51,395 per year
  • Pennsylvania: $65,244 per year
  • Texas: $55,295 per year

Note that the information above is courtesy of PayScale.com as of January 16, 2012. It may not reflect the information at the time you read this article.