The average annual salary for neonatal nurses

Written by michele m. howard
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The average annual salary for neonatal nurses
Neonatal nurses care for newborn babies. (newborn baby image by Diane Stamatelatos from

A neonatal nurse practitioner is a speciality nurse who works in a clinic or hospital environment. Her role is to care for healthy and sick newborn babies. There is a considerable difference in salaries when comparing experience and job location.

Annual Salary

Data collected by Salary Wizard show that the median yearly salary for a neonatal nurse is £64,499. The top 25 per cent earn £69,912 annually, while the bottom 25 per cent earn £60,775. These figures reflect salaries as of November 2009.

Salary by Location

The city where the position is located significantly affects the salary. According to Salary Expert, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the average salary is £51,277 per year and in Miami the salary is £65,740, as of September 2010.

Salary by Experience

The amount of experience is another significant factor impacting a neonatal nurse's salary. According to Payscale, with less than one year's experience, the median yearly salary is £40,446 to £52,767, and with 20 plus years of experience, the range is £56,698 to £76,031, as of August 2010.

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