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NICU Nursing Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $137,500 $11,458 $2,644 $66
75th Percentile $117,500 $9,791 $2,259 $56
Average $103,640 $8,636 $1,993 $50
25th Percentile $84,000 $7,000 $1,615 $40
$29,000 - $40,499
0% of jobs
$40,500 - $51,999
1% of jobs
$52,000 - $63,499
3% of jobs
$63,500 - $74,999
6% of jobs
$84,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$75,000 - $86,499
17% of jobs
$86,500 - $97,999
14% of jobs
The average salary is $103,640 a year
$98,000 - $109,499
21% of jobs
$117,500 is the 75th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$109,500 - $120,999
18% of jobs
$121,000 - $132,499
9% of jobs
$137,500 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$132,500 - $143,999
4% of jobs
$144,000 - $155,500
2% of jobs

National Average

$29,000 $103,640/year $50/hour $155,500
NICU Nursing Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$103,640
$8,636
$1,993
$50
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$105,062
$8,755
$2,020
$51

As of Jan 10, 2021, the average annual pay for a NICU Nursing in the United States is $103,640 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $49.83 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,993/week or $8,637/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $155,500 and as low as $29,000, the majority of NICU Nursing salaries currently range between $84,000 (25th percentile) to $117,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $137,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a NICU Nursing varies greatly (by as much as $33,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the NICU Nursing job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A NICU Nursing in your area makes on average $105,062 per year, or $1,422 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $103,640. Virginia ranks number 4 out of 50 states nationwide for NICU Nursing salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for NICU Nursing jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a NICU Nursing on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for NICU Nursing Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a NICU Nursing job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Jose, CA, with Oakland, CA and Tanaina, AK close behind in the second and third positions. Tanaina, AK beats the national average by $20,143 (19.4%), and San Jose, CA furthers that trend with another $22,083 (21.3%) above the $103,640 average.

Significantly, San Jose, CA has a very active NICU Nursing job market as there are several companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a NICU Nursing appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 4% between San Jose, CA and Concord, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a NICU Nursing role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
San Jose, CA$125,723$10,477$2,418$60.44
Oakland, CA$124,293$10,358$2,390$59.76
Tanaina, AK$123,783$10,315$2,380$59.51
Wasilla, AK$123,781$10,315$2,380$59.51
Hayward, CA$121,690$10,141$2,340$58.50
Jackson, WY$121,559$10,130$2,338$58.44
Norwalk, CT$121,239$10,103$2,332$58.29
Seattle, WA$120,851$10,071$2,324$58.10
Vallejo, CA$120,822$10,068$2,323$58.09
Concord, CA$120,565$10,047$2,319$57.96

Top 5 Best Paying Related NICU Nursing Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the NICU Nursing job category that pay more per year than a typical NICU Nursing salary. Top examples of these roles include: Neonatal Surgeon, Senior Neonatologist, and Remote Neonatologist.

Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $23,468 (22.6%) and $73,896 (71.3%) more than the average NICU Nursing salary of $103,640. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related NICU Nursing jobs may help you make more money than that of the average NICU Nursing position.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Neonatal Surgeon$177,536$14,795$3,414$85.35
Senior Neonatologist$148,755$12,396$2,861$71.52
Remote Neonatologist$140,822$11,735$2,708$67.70
Contract Neonatologist$130,255$10,855$2,505$62.62
Manager Neonatologist$127,108$10,592$2,444$61.11
About Our Data
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Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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