The average rate for a Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is $29.34 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are crrt, ACLS, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Open Heart.

$40,799 - $95,858
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$41K
$65K
$96K
MEDIAN: $64,764
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$22.78 - $42.83
(Median)
$23
$29
$43
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$40,799 - $95,858  
   
Bonus
$488.32 - $11,112  
Profit Sharing
$495.79  
Total Pay (?
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$47,615 - $93,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 310
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$22.78 - $42.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$4.17  
Overtime
$13.19 - $61.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$488.32 - $11,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$495.79  
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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$47,615 - $93,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,814
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Job Description for Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

ICU nurses work in the intensive care unit, where patients are in critical and/or rapidly worsening condition. Because of this, an ICU nurse must be even more careful and conscientious in his or her work. The patients that an ICU nurse takes care of are much more fragile than those that another type of nurse may care for. ICU nurses generally work in shifts, which are often quite long and may occur at any time of day. Any nurse needs to be alert during his or her shift, but this is especially true for an ICU nurse, since his or her patients need more immediate attention and even seconds can make a difference in patient condition.

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Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Tasks

  • Develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
  • Administers nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
  • Assess patient health problems and needs.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,102

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Experience Affects Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salaries




National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salaries

crrt
up arrow 42%

ACLS
up arrow 12%





Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
up arrow 4%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Neuroscience
up arrow 3%

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$63,000

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%

CCRN
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 224 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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