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how much do neonatal nurses make?

Updated Lakeland, Florida

wanting to know how much neonatal nurses make #nurse #nursing #neonatal-nurse #neonatal #salary #pay #money

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Teresa’s Answer

Updated Memphis, Tennessee

Hi Katelynn-   Great question!   Just like other nurses in our hospital, neonatal nurses get paid a base rate but also differentials based on the shift that is worked.... you also get raises with time based on seniority and work performance which can increase your rate.   SO the answer is complicated because there is a range based on shifts, experience and performance.  Many nurses in our unit make anywhere from $25-50 dollars per hour.   I did find a reference for you to check out that lists average salaries for nurses in Florida where you live-  See below:


Average RN Salary: $64,890

Average Hourly: $31.20

Number of RNs in Florida: 178,330

The great thing about nursing is there are so many different ways to make it work with your life-- you can work in a hospital, in a clinic, in a school...you can work different shifts, weekends....take travel assignments or stay in one area.... It is just so variable and meaningful.  I hope you love it as much as I do!  Best of luck to you!


Hey, Katelynn! I've wondered this question many times, too, and thankfully I finally learned that the average yearly salary of RNs in the NICU makes around $60,375 while NICU Nurse Practitioners make around $93,122 per year. If you want the higher paying job, then a NICU Nurse Practitioner is the job for you! I hope this helps! Thanks to https://www.registerednursing.org/specialty/nicu-nurse/ for helping me to find the answer to this question!