Charge Nurse (RN) Salary (United States)

A Charge Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $28.65 per hour. A skill in Operating Room / OR is associated with high pay for this job.
Charge Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$44,984 - $87,152
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $62,646
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Charge Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$22.02 - $38.33
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,984 - $87,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,616  
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$46,848 - $84,862  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$22.02 - $38.33  
   
Overtime
$21.52 - $55.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,616  
   
Profit Sharing
$436.31 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$46,848 - $84,862  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,101
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Job Description for Charge Nurse (RN)

A charge nurse most often works in a hospital or a similar health-care environments such as nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. A charge nurse is effectively the manager of the department or hospital unit to which they are assigned. Common duties include overseeing operations, monitoring admissions and discharges, and directing and overseeing the activities of the nursing and support staff. A charge nurse also often is responsible for direct patient charge, as well as any additional duties assigned to the role of charge nurse.
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Charge Nurse (RN) Tasks
  • Educate the nursing staff on patient care.
  • Supervise the delivery of care in a nursing unit.
  • Communicate patient status to incoming nursing shift and to physicians.
  • Coordinate the activities of the unit and assign work to the nursing staff.
  • Institute emergency procedures as necessary.

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Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Houston
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Chicago
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Denver
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San Antonio
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Las Vegas
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Dallas
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Baltimore
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Atlanta
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National Average
$62,000
St. Louis
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Tampa
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Nashville
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Tulsa
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Indianapolis
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Oklahoma City
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Experience Affects Charge Nurse (RN) Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect Charge Nurse (RN) Salaries

Acute Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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Telemetry
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National Average
$62,000
Dialysis
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Case Management
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Quality Improvement / QA
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 19%
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