Salary of a Pediatric Nurse
Pediatric nursing can be a very rewarding career–personally, professionally, and monetarily. And, as you consider this career path, you’ll want to find out more about the earning potential.
How much do pediatric nurses make? In part, it depends on who you ask and where you’re looking.
According to the salary website Payscale.com, as of November 2019, pediatric nurses were earning an average hourly rate of $28.39. That works out to an annual average salary of $58,401. Plus, pediatric nurses were also earning an average bonus of just under $1,000 and other benefits such as commission and profit sharing.
The career and salary website Glassdoor.com has a broad range of yearly salary averages for pediatric nurses. That is because salary can vary greatly depending on geographic location, your years of experience, type of healthcare setting, and other important factors. Glassdoor reports an average yearly salary between $40-$90k for pediatric nurses, with the national average right around $69,000. Salary.com finds a very similar national average salary of $70,800.
And location matters. Ziprecruiter.com notes that pediatric nursing positions in the Northeast tend to have the highest salaries. However, you’ll want to keep the cost of living in mind as you consider your options.
A great way to earn more as a pediatric nurse is to take your nursing career on the road. Pediatric travel nurse jobs can be very lucrative, since you earn a competitive salary while also getting free housing, health insurance and other very competitive benefits.
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