Neonatology jobs in Seattle usually list as a requirement Neonatology board certification (or eligibility) and a current Washington state physician license. Completing a Neonatology residency or fellowship in Washington is advantageous because it implies the physician is familiar with WA Medicaid policies.
Neonatology salaries for the west region of the U.S., including Seattle, WA, are around $336,280. In contrast the national average Neonatology salary is $265,000, meaning Neonatology jobs in Seattle pay about 126.9% of the national mean.
Because of unique insurance and statutes of Washington, attention should be paid to concerns like malpractice tail insurance.
More generally, the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on reimbursement rates for Neonatology practices is unclear.