Occupational Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $29.00 per hour. For the most part, Occupational Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,156 - $76,045
(Median)
$41K
$57K
$76K
MEDIAN: $57,301
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$19.44 - $40.00
(Median)
$19
$29
$40
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,156 - $76,045  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
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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$41,182 - $78,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.44 - $40.00  
   
Overtime
$30.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$41,182 - $78,560  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Occupational Nurse

  • Participate in filing, copying, scheduling, and other administrative and paperwork tasks.
  • Interview patients about health history and reason for visit, entering data into medical record.
  • Monitor patient vital signs, assist with exams and treatment, and administer shots and blood draws.
  • Respond to emergencies deliver urgent treatment.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Nurse


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Many Occupational Nurses advance into a slightly higher-paying Occupational Health Manager position. Average compensation for Occupational Health Managers is $68K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $48K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $46K. For Occupational Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $60K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
up arrow 12%

National Average
$58,000

Acute Care
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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