Pediatric Nurse Salary

Pediatric Nurses can be defined as these nurses, who are trained through education and training for caring infants, adolescents and children and, they perform their duties by thorough physical examinations of children, diagnosis and offering of treatments and also evaluates any childhood infirmities. They also offer health counseling to child family, explain children about the procedures and other cares that will be provided to the them making children fee at ease while procedures are implemented and try to gain child’s trust. Their work is concentrated in a hospital or clinical care settings.

Pediatric Nurse Salary

Pediatric Nurse Salary is based on numerous aspects, where experience level, state and city wise variation and education has vital role to play for salary variations.

Experience

As higher the experience better will be the salary and greater the knowledge about Pediatric care giving higher can be salary. For example, in 2010, it was surveyed that Pediatric Nurses with an experience of around 20 years practical working experience earned around $48,400 and $71,000 according to finding by PayScale.com. The earning for 10 to 19 years of experience was $25,500 to $65,500 and Pediatric Nurses with one to four years of experience were able to receive a salary of $39,100 to $65,800. Similarly, fresher’s or entry level earned nearly $39,700 to $50,400.

Certification

The gaining of Certification also plays a role in earning capacity of a Pediatric Nurse and advancing the career prospects. You can opt for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, critical care or Advanced Cardiac Life Support for your certification certification. Pediatric nurses with CPR training and certification managed to earn a salary of $38,500 to $61,000 as per PayScale.com. The critical care certification earned them salary of $40,500 to $65,000 and ACLS certification can offered them earning of $37,400 to $55,800, as of March 2010.

Similarly, specialization also affects salary greatly, as specialization in labor and delivery can earn you around $24,000 to $65,000 and acute care specialization offers you earning of $50,000 and $75,000 as of March 2010. In the same period the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit working PNs earned a salary of $27,500 and $50,600.

The salary of Pediatric Nurses also varies from state to state, and city to city, which is evident from following chart:

States

  • California $116,000.
  • Texas $40,000 to $70,000
  • Georgia $52,400 to $70,000
  • Ohio $30,100 and $50,000.

Cities

  • Miami, FL$100,572
  • Chicago, IL $98,379
  • Houston, TX $95,577
  • Phoenix, AZ $95,577
  • Dallas, TX  $94,967
  • Atlanta, GA $94,967
  • Indianapolis, IN $89,361
  • Orlando, FL $83,269
  • Cincinnati, OH $87,469
  • Charlotte, NC $78,964