Average Pediatric Nurse Salary
$71,000 yearly
$34.49 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$50,000
10 %
$71,000
Median
$101,000
90 %
What Is The Average Pediatric Nurse Salary?
The average pediatric nurse salary is $71,745 per year, or $34.49 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $50,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $101,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska, and New Jersey provide the highest pediatric nurse salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$101,000
$8,417
$49
75th Percentile
$86,000
$7,167
$41
Average
$71,745
$5,979
$34
25th Percentile
$59,000
$4,917
$28
10th Percentile
$50,000
$4,167
$24

Average Pediatric Nurse Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where pediatric nurses earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Pediatric Nurse average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$63,467
$30.51
Alaska
$97,972
$47.10
Arizona
$63,985
$30.76
Arkansas
$68,100
$32.74
California
$101,791
$48.94
Colorado
$80,856
$38.87
Connecticut
$94,930
$45.64
Delaware
$79,251
$38.10
District of Columbia
$89,828
$43.19
Florida
$64,805
$31.16
Georgia
$61,693
$29.66
Hawaii
$98,850
$47.52
Idaho
$84,619
$40.68
Illinois
$84,810
$40.77
Indiana
$58,675
$28.21
Iowa
$57,923
$27.85
Kansas
$70,198
$33.75
Kentucky
$75,913
$36.50
Louisiana
$57,575
$27.68
Maine
$78,554
$37.77
Maryland
$66,265
$31.86
Massachusetts
$88,147
$42.38
Michigan
$75,072
$36.09
Minnesota
$75,843
$36.46
Mississippi
$66,295
$31.87
Missouri
$70,571
$33.93
Montana
$82,048
$39.45
Nebraska
$71,357
$34.31
Nevada
$81,546
$39.20
New Hampshire
$77,255
$37.14
New Jersey
$97,835
$47.04
New Mexico
$72,095
$34.66
New York
$95,131
$45.74
North Carolina
$67,226
$32.32
North Dakota
$83,132
$39.97
Ohio
$74,700
$35.91
Oklahoma
$57,623
$27.70
Oregon
$92,639
$44.54
Pennsylvania
$77,926
$37.46
Rhode Island
$85,334
$41.03
South Carolina
$62,292
$29.95
South Dakota
$70,312
$33.80
Tennessee
$72,680
$34.94
Texas
$63,636
$30.59
Utah
$72,829
$35.01
Vermont
$72,565
$34.89
Virginia
$60,286
$28.98
Washington
$99,832
$48.00
West Virginia
$65,254
$31.37
Wisconsin
$70,492
$33.89
Wyoming
$77,841
$37.42

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Highest Paying Cities For Pediatric Nurse

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$112,582
$54.13
Seattle, WA
$101,187
$48.65
New York, NY
$95,216
$45.78
Springfield, OR
$93,663
$45.03
Washington, DC
$89,802
$43.17
Boston, MA
$88,279
$42.44

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Average Pediatric Nurse Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $71,700
    $34.49
    +2.4%
    2020
    $70,000
    $33.66
    +2.2%
    2019
    $68,500
    $32.92
    +1.4%
    2018
    $67,500
    $32.45
    +1.3%
    2017
    $66,700
    $32.05
    +0.6%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Emergency Department Registered Nurse

    Avg. salary: $70,881

    An emergency registered nurse is first in line for patients who need a response. These nurses are first to respond to emergency cases such as trauma, allergic reactions, and injuries. They assist doctors and other medical staff in emergency medical care. It is their responsibility to always provide high-quality standards for nursing. The skills they should possess include diligence, attention to detail, levelheadedness, and strong communication. They also need to be knowledgeable about emergency care.
    456,473 Emergency Department Registered Nurse Jobs
    Nurse Coordinator

    Avg. salary: $64,755

    A nurse coordinator is primarily in charge of overseeing all nurses and their activities in a hospital or clinic. Their responsibilities include managing and rotating schedules, assessing nurse performance, organizing nursing programs, and developing strategies to optimize procedures. They may also assist patients and answer inquiries, studying their conditions to develop specific care plans to suit their needs. Furthermore, as a nurse coordinator, it is essential to lead and encourage teams to reach goals, all while implementing the facility's policies and regulations.
    536,490 Nurse Coordinator Jobs
    Nurse Educator

    Avg. salary: $62,135

    A nurse educator is responsible for teaching aspiring professional nurses, designing courses according to the curriculum, and organizing activities to practice and enhance the students' knowledge. Nurse educators manage clinical activities and observe the students' performance in actual training. They must have excellent knowledge of the medical industry, as well as its practices, to respond to the students' inquiries and concerns accurately. A nurse educator identifies the students' strengths and weaknesses, develop comprehensive lesson plans, and strategizing various nursing programs.
    472,073 Nurse Educator Jobs
    Registered Nurse Charge Nurse

    Avg. salary: $63,421

    A registered charge nurse is responsible for supervising nurses' workflow in a particular department or area, ensuring every patient gets the proper care that they need. A registered charge nurse has the discretion to direct tasks, arrange schedules, and monitor patients, such as in the aspects of admission and discharge. Furthermore, a registered charge nurse must maintain an active line of communication and coordination among nurses, physicians, and other personnel involved as the conditions in a hospital can be unpredictable.
    536,268 Registered Nurse Charge Nurse Jobs
    Nurse Extern

    Avg. salary: $29,414

    The job of a nurse extern is to assist the mentor nurse in their nursing duties. They help the mentor nurse in various medical procedures such as administering medications or starting intravenous therapies. They provide or help with personal patient care, including changing bed linens, oral hygiene, and bathing. Nurse externships typically have different requirements that include having finished nursing school, completing a clinical nursing course before the training, and being registered in a nursing program.
    475,919 Nurse Extern Jobs
    Registered Nurse Med/Surg

    Avg. salary: $73,951

    The job of registered medical-surgical nurses is to care for patients with either surgical or non-surgical conditions. They are responsible for aiding patients to cope with their illness, prevent diseases, and promote good health. Entry-level registered nurses often rely on standardized care plans and medical procedures and make scientific-based nursing judgments. On the other hand, intermediate level nurses are more skilled in developing care plans that meet client needs. Requirements to become a medical-surgical nurse include a college degree in nursing, excellent assessment and observation skills, and patient education skills.
    525,638 Registered Nurse Med/Surg Jobs

    Pediatric Nurse Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a pediatric nurse can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelascdescAvg. SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Entry Level
    $57,300
    $27.54
    Mid Level
    $71,900
    $34.55
    Senior Level
    $97,300
    $46.77

    Which Companies Pay Pediatric Nurses The Most?

    To earn a high income as a pediatric nurse, working for trustaff or Supplemental Health Care might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like DaVita and Home Staff report highly competitive wages for pediatric nurses.
    Company

    Recently Added Pediatric Nurse Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Careerstaff Unlimited
    Registered Nurse-RN-Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility
    Registered Nurse-RN-Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility
    Federal Way, WA
    08/31/2021
    $93,915
    08/31/2021
    Saint Luke's Health Systems
    RN Registered Nurse-Pediatric Acute Care
    RN Registered Nurse-Pediatric Acute Care
    Denver, CO
    08/30/2021
    $61,567
    08/30/2021
    MGA Homecare
    Pediatric Homecare Nurse-Nights and Weekends-South SAN Antonio
    Pediatric Homecare Nurse-Nights and Weekends-South SAN Antonio
    Houston, TX
    08/30/2021
    $68,000
    08/30/2021
    MGA Homecare
    Pediatric Homecare Nurse (RN/LVN)
    Pediatric Homecare Nurse (RN/LVN)
    Phoenix, AZ
    08/30/2021
    $73,045
    08/30/2021
    Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
    RN Registered Nurse-Pediatric Acute Care
    RN Registered Nurse-Pediatric Acute Care
    Denver, CO
    08/30/2021
    $61,567
    08/30/2021
    North Suburban Medical Center
    RN Registered Nurse Pediatric Acute Care
    RN Registered Nurse Pediatric Acute Care
    Denver, CO
    08/29/2021
    $61,567
    08/29/2021
    HCA
    Registered Nurse Pediatric Operating Room
    Registered Nurse Pediatric Operating Room
    Denver, CO
    08/29/2021
    $63,654
    08/29/2021
    Sky Ridge Medical Center
    RN Registered Nurse Pediatric Acute Care
    RN Registered Nurse Pediatric Acute Care
    Lone Tree, CO
    08/29/2021
    $56,349
    08/29/2021
    Unitypoint Health
    RN Acute-Pediatric Emergency Department-Methodist
    RN Acute-Pediatric Emergency Department-Methodist
    Des Moines, IA
    08/28/2021
    $56,140
    08/28/2021
    University of California
    Pediatric Per Diem Float Nurse (RN)-Patient Care Resources
    Pediatric Per Diem Float Nurse (RN)-Patient Care Resources
    Davis, CA
    08/28/2021
    $164,351
    08/28/2021

    Average Pediatric Nurse Salary by Demographic

    Pediatric Nurse Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $88,792
    female-income
    Female Income
    $83,799
    Median Pediatric Nurse Income by Race
    Asian pediatric nurses have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american pediatric nurses have the lowest average salary at $81,398.
    $97,000
    $94,000
    $91,000
    $88,000
    $85,000
    $82,000
    $79,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$85,876
    White$83,108
    Black or African American$81,398
    Asian$95,636
    Hispanic or Latino$85,459
    Average Pediatric Nurse Salary by Education Level
    Pediatric nurses with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $97,351 annually. With a Bachelors degree, pediatric nurses earn a median annual income of $83,799 compared to $74,998 for pediatric nurses with an Associate degree.
    $100,000
    $95,000
    $90,000
    $85,000
    $80,000
    $75,000
    $70,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$97,351
    Bachelor's Degree$83,799
    Some College/ Associate Degree$74,998