Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Salary in West Virginia - WV

West Virginia consists of many rural, outlying areas that house little to no primary medical care providers. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) throughout West Virginia affect 169,351 residents, or 9.3% of the state’s population. Nurse practitioners in West Virginia are looking to change that. Neonatal nurse practitioners play a key role in this, as they provide care to some of West Virginia’s most fragile residents: neonates.

The average neonatal salary in West Virginia, per indeed.com, is $108,000. This figure represents a pay rate that is about 12% higher than what neonatal nurse practitioners are making in other states, according to the website. Neonatal nurse practitioner salaries change depending upon the part of West Virginia in which one practices.  It is expected that larger cities would pay neonatal nurse practitioners higher salaries than outlying rural areas, but that might not be the case. It may be true that HSPAs are trying to attract more neonatal nurse practitioner and therefore are offering attractive salaries with benefits. The following is a breakdown of some areas of West Virginia and the average salaries they pay their neonatal nurse practitioners, as stated by indeed.com:

  • Wheeling:  $64,000
  • Huntington:  $95,000
  • Charleston:  $93,000
  • Parkersburg:  $94,000
  • Morgantown:  $75,000
  • Terra Alta:  $73,000
  • Springfield:  $74,000

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