Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salary

The average wage for a Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is $29.08 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Open Heart and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

$41,649 - $95,201
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,338
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$21.99 - $40.45
(Median)
$22
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,649 - $95,201  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,972  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$46,200 - $90,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 352
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.99 - $40.45  
   
Overtime
$18.49 - $59.81  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,972  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,500  
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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$46,200 - $90,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,967

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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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Experience Affects Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salaries




National Average
$62,000


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

Open Heart
up arrow 20%

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 14%




Critical Care
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Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
up arrow 1%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
0%

National Average
$62,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Neuroscience
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 368 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 16%