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Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is $28.85 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Open Heart and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salary (?
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$41,763 - $90,726
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,945
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Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Salary (?
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$21.69 - $40.21
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,763 - $90,726  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
Profit Sharing
$356.08 - $2,044  
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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$45,721 - $89,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 307
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.69 - $40.21  
   
Overtime
$18.73 - $60.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$356.08 - $2,044  
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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$45,721 - $89,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,842
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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 by Experience Level for Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Philadelphia
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New York
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Phoenix
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Tampa
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San Antonio
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Orlando
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National Average
$62,000
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Atlanta
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St. Louis
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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 21%
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
up arrow 14%
Critical Care
up arrow 3%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%
Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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National Average
$62,000
Neuroscience
up arrow 2%
Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 15%