A paediatric nurse assists a paediatrician in the care of babies, children and adolescents. He performs routine medical procedures such as taking blood samples and catheterisation, and monitors a patient's care after surgery or treatment. He will also be involved in consultation and psychological support with patients' families. A paediatric nurse's salary can depend upon a number of factors.
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According to the salary comparison website PayScale.com, the annual average salary for a paediatric nurse working in the United States as of December 2010 is £26,150 to £40,803. This is dependent upon the specific package of bonuses and profit sharing an individual attains.
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The two most frequent employer types for paediatric nurses are hospitals and the private practices of paediatric physicians or surgeons. PayScale.com found the former to offer average annual salaries of between £25,415 and £38,123, while private practices had a broader range, stretching from £15,328 to £49,596.
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