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Occupational Nurse Salary (United States)

Occupational Nurses who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly three in five of Occupational Nurses. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $77K per year, but expected earnings average $59K annually. Female Occupational Nurses far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Most Occupational Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, just under a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Occupational Nurse Salary (?
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$39,510 - $82,312
(Median)
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50K
59K
72K
82K
MEDIAN: $59,358
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Occupational Nurse Salary (?
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$19.49 - $32.30
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,510 - $82,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
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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$40,712 - $77,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 33
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.49 - $32.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
   
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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$40,712 - $77,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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 on average earn $66K per year. Occupational Health Nurses or Nurse Case Managers are common next-step roles for Occupational Nurses moving up in their careers; annual pay for Occupational Health Nurses is $6K higher on average, and it's $4K higher for Nurse Case Managers.

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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 24 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Acute Care.

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Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$58,000
Late-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
up arrow 24%
National Average
$58,000
Acute Care
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
86%
female alumni
 
Male
14%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 22%