Occupational Nurse Salary

With slightly less than three-fifths of Occupational Nurses in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $43K to $79K per year and averages out to $58K annually. Job satisfaction for Occupational Nurses is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, close to a fourth claim no health benefits at all. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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

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$19.83 - $40.69
(Median)
$20
$26
$41
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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: 20 Jun 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: 20 Jun 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.

Occupational Health Nurse Job Listings

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Occupational Nurses who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $50K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $56K. On average, Occupational Nurses make $62K following one to two decades on the job. For some reason, Occupational Nurses with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $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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