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Entry-Level Charge Nurse (RN) Salary

An Entry-Level Charge Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $25.69 per hour. A skill in Operating Room / OR is associated with high pay for this job.

$43,856 - $78,101
(Median)
$44K
$60K
$78K
MEDIAN: $60,046
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50%
90%

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$20.55 - $33.00
(Median)
$21
$26
$33
MEDIAN: $25.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$43,856 - $78,101  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
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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$43,887 - $75,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$20.55 - $33.00  
   
Overtime
$25.05 - $47.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
   
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).
)
$43,887 - $75,018  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 698

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Charge Nurse (RN) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Charge Nurse (RN) in Clinton:
"Education is Key."
Start your education as soon as possible and keep growing! As we get older it's easier to share our knowledge and experiences than running up and down the halls doing direct patient care.

Charge Nurse (RN) in Ocala:
"Nursing Will Change Your Life Forever. Keep An Open Mind."
Learn the basics in orientation then watch your co-workers. They will help teach you to conquer the skills you will need to be the best you can be.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Charge Nurse (RN) Salaries

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 22%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 9%

Dialysis
up arrow 8%

Case Management
up arrow 8%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 6%

Quality Improvement / QA
up arrow 5%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
0%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$56,000

Psychiatric
up arrow 3%

Telemetry
up arrow 4%

Hospice
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 5%

Geriatrics
up arrow 6%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 155 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%