Occupational Nurse Salary

The majority of Occupational Nurses in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $43K to $78K per year, and the median is $58K per year. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Work is enjoyable for Occupational Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,282 - $72,717
(Median)
$42K
$58K
$73K
MEDIAN: $57,963
10%
50%
90%

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$20.01 - $39.87
(Median)
$20
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$42,282 - $72,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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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$43,288 - $77,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.01 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $51.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
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).
)
$43,288 - $77,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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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Occupational Nurses may enjoy increased earnings if they become Occupational Health Managers. This seems to be a popular career move, and Occupational Health Manager earn a slightly higher median of $67K annually.

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Occupational Nurses usually report a few specific skills. Occupational Health and Acute Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $62K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $58K.

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Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$58,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
up arrow 12%

National Average
$58,000

Acute Care
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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