Occupational Nurse Salary

Occupational Nurses in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $61K annually for pay. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$47,667 - $79,589
$48K
$61K
$80K
MEDIAN: $60,504
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50%
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$19.39 - $38.25
$19
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $29.49
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$47,667 - $79,589  
   
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).
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$41,447 - $86,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$19.39 - $38.25  
   
Overtime
$30.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
)
$41,447 - $86,012  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
© PayScale, Inc. @ www.payscale.com

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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.

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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


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Though it's uncommon, some Occupational Nurses move into roles as Occupational Health Managers, where they can earn incomes averaing out to a slightly higher $67K per year.

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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 $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $67K. For Occupational Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $61K.

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Key Stats for Occupational Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%
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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
6%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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