A Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) earns an average wage of $28.72 per hour.
Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Total Pay (?
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$40,969 - $87,276
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $60,433
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Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Total Pay (?
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$21.58 - $40.21
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,969 - $87,276  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,438  
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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$45,437 - $89,398  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$21.58 - $40.21  
   
Overtime
$24.48 - $60.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,069  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,438  
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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$45,437 - $89,398  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,157
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
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Philadelphia
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Chicago
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Denver
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San Antonio
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National Average
$62,000
Dallas
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Atlanta
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Detroit
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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

Critical Care
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Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU)
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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National Average
$62,000
Cardiology
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Gender
Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 16%
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