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Occupational Health Nurse Salary

Occupational Health Nurses in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $48K to $83K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Cash earnings for Occupational Health Nurses — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $3K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $83K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and a majority get vision plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,395 - $81,798
(Median)
$49K
$66K
$82K
MEDIAN: $66,211
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$20.32 - $39.11
(Median)
$20
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$49,395 - $81,798  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$88.40 - $2,740  
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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$47,796 - $82,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.32 - $39.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.23  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$88.40 - $2,740  
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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$47,796 - $82,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Job Description for Occupational Health Nurse

Many professions carry a certain level of risk to the health or safety of employees. Because of legal requirements and to ensure optimal productivity, employers must take steps to minimize risk to employees and have a system to assist employees in case of an incident. Occupational health nurses are registered nurses that help maintain the health and safety of their organization's workforce through several main methods. They monitor the health status of employee (both generally and related to specific job-related risks) and assist the employee in the event of an accident or illness. They also take a proactive and preventive approach to health and safety by developing preventative programs to educate employees on health and safety risks and inform them of relevant services.

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Occupational Health Nurse Tasks

  • Provide patient care and health assessment for monitoring and emergency situations.
  • Participate in regulatory and organizational audits and health and safety committees.
  • Evaluate, assess, and develop care plans for work-related health events.
  • Evaluate claims and process paperwork around modified or reduced duties.

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Occupational Health Nurses' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Occupational Health Manager. Median pay for Occupational Health Managers is $67K. Occupational Health Nurses most often move into Occupational Nurse or Nurse Case Manager roles. However, the former pays $9K less on average, and the latter pays $4K less.

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Occupational Health Nurses typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Case Management and Occupational Health are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Competency in Case Management frequently indicates knowledge of Occupational Health.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health Nurse

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


For many Occupational Health Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $61K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $63K. Occupational Health Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Occupational Health Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Nurse Salaries


Occupational Health
0%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%