Occupational Nurse Salary

The majority of Occupational Nurses in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $43K to $79K per year, and the median is $58K annually. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Most Occupational Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$41,156 - $73,370
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,625
10%
50%
90%

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$19.83 - $40.69
(Median)
$20
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,156 - $73,370  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$42,944 - $79,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$19.83 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$19.63 - $41.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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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$42,944 - $79,040  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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 transition into upper-level Occupational Health Manager positions. Occupational Health Managers earn a median of $67K per year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Occupational Nurses who took the survey. Fortunate workers who know Occupational Health can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $50K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $56K. On average, Occupational Nurses make $62K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $51K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$57,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
up arrow 25%

National Average
$57,000

Acute Care
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 24%
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