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Occupational Nurse Salary

Occupational Nurses who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up slightly more than half of Occupational Nurses. Pay fluctuates from $43K to $81K per year, but expected earnings average $58K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$40,976 - $73,510
(Median)
$41K
$58K
$74K
MEDIAN: $58,091
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50%
90%

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$20.03 - $40.85
(Median)
$20
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$40,976 - $73,510  
   
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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$42,715 - $80,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$20.03 - $40.85  
   
Overtime
$29.35 - $44.22  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$42,715 - $80,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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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 into a slightly higher-paying Occupational Health Manager position. Average compensation for Occupational Health Managers is $67K. The most common next step for an Occupational Nurse is to become an Occupational Health Nurse or a Nurse Case Manager. The former position pays an additional $7K per year on average, and the latter position pays $5K more per year.

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Occupational Nurses report a focused set of job skills. Fortunate workers who know Occupational Health command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $50K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $57K on average. Occupational Nurses bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $47K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
up arrow 23%

National Average
$58,000

Acute Care
up arrow 13%

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
19%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 24%
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