Occupational Health Nurse Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Occupational Health Nurses in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $48K to $83K per year, but median earnings come to around $66K per year. Total incomes of Occupational Health Nurses incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $2K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $83K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number receive medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,721 - $82,108
(Median)
$50K
$66K
$82K
MEDIAN: $66,435
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90%

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$20.73 - $39.21
(Median)
$21
$30
$39
MEDIAN: $30
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50%
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
$49,721 - $82,108  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,107  
Profit Sharing
$87.78 - $2,051  
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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$48,216 - $82,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate 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$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.73 - $39.21  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.47  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$87.78 - $2,051  
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).
)
$48,216 - $82,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Health Nurse


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Occupational Health Nurses sometimes move into a Occupational Health Manager role, where the salary is similar. A lot of Occupational Health Nurses advance their careers by becoming Occupational Nurses and Nurse Case Managers. However, those positions offer $10K less and $4K less per year on average.

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Occupational Health Nurses who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Case Management and Occupational Health are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Case Management tend to be skilled in Occupational Health as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health Nurse

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


For Occupational Health Nurses, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $61K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $64K on average. For Occupational Health Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $69K.

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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
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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 74 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%
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