Occupational Nurse Salary

Most Occupational Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $28.90 per hour. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in three lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and half have dental, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,316 - $79,706
$49K
$61K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,925
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$19.53 - $37.48
$20
$29
$37
MEDIAN: $28.90
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,316 - $79,706  
   
Bonus
$7,665  
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
)
$41,604 - $85,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.53 - $37.48  
   
Overtime
$30.00  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$7,665  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,500  
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).
)
$41,604 - $85,721  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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 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.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Nurse


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


It is somewhat unusual to come across Occupational Nurses who move on to become Occupational Health Managers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $67K.

Occupational Health Nurse Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

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.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Occupational Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Mid-Career
▲10%

National Average
$61,000

Late-Career
▼1%

Experienced
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
▲6%

National Average
$61,000

Acute Care
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 33%
ADVERTISEMENT