I don't know where you are, but according to www.choosenursingvermont.org
, the average starting salary for a neonatal nursing practitioner is $35.00/hour, which, if I'm correct in my math (oh heaven help us if I am), works out to be $63,000 per year, before taxes, health insurance and all of that good stuff based on a 36 hour work week.
They did not mention a salaried position on the website, and I'm kinda doubting if my figures are right. I thought it'd be more than that.
ETA:My math was wrong: It worked out to be $110,250 based on a 36 hour week on 50 weeks.
I had a feeling I was wrong because the same website said that CRNA starting salary was $35/hr, and I KNEW that $63,000 was a little low for a CRNA.