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 $79K per year, and the median is $58K annually. Job satisfaction for Occupational Nurses is high. While some workers in this profession — close to a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$41,156 - $73,370

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$19.83 - $40.69

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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: 18 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: 18 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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It doesn't happen often, but some Occupational Nurses do move on to become Occupational Health Managers. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $67K per year.

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Survey results show that Occupational Nurses typically report just a few professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Occupational Health can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $56K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $50K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $51K.

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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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