Occupational Nurse Salary
Women account for the majority of Occupational Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $28.94 per hour. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Occupational Nurses are happy with their jobs. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$49,316 - $79,706|
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|$40,492 - $85,274|
|Hourly Rate||$17.70 - $36.55|
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Job Description for Occupational Nurse
Occupational nurses work primarily in the health care industry, though many large companies also employ these nurses in their human resources (HR) departments. These nurses are tasked with treating, and sometimes investigating, a variety of workplace-related injuries and illnesses, and they must also work to identify potential safety problems or hazards in the workplace.Read More...
Occupational nurses may train employees on health-related topics and assess their work environment, as well as coordinate patient care with various parties in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure that patients receive the best medical treatment. They may also provide safety- and personal health-related counseling to ill or injured patients.
Applicants for this position must have a valid nursing license in their states of employment and a certificate of completion from an accredited nursing school, and some employers also require a bachelor’s degree or higher. Occupational nurses must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and some travel may occasionally be necessary depending on the employer. They must always keep their licenses current and may attend ongoing education classes or workshops to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date, and some may also train and coach new or junior occupational nurses. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Occupational Nurse Tasks
- Monitor patient vital signs, assist with exams and treatment, and administer shots and blood draws.
- Respond to emergencies deliver urgent treatment.
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse
Pay by Experience for an Occupational Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Occupational Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 8 salaries. An Occupational Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 10 salaries.
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