Occupational Nurse Salary

The majority of Occupational Nurses in the United States — slightly less than three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $43K to $78K per year, and the median is $58K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$42,282 - $72,717
(Median)
$42K
$58K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,963
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90%

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$20.01 - $39.87
(Median)
$20
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$42,282 - $72,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$43,288 - $77,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.01 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $51.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$43,288 - $77,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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 their careers by becoming Occupational Health Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $67K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $56K. For Occupational Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $62K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Occupational Nurses report making only $58K on average.

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Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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 5 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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