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Office Nurse Salary

Office Nurses in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $20.16 per hour for pay. While some workers in this profession — just over two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. For the most part, Office Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$31,172 - $60,524
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MEDIAN: $44,813
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$14.90 - $27.64
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,172 - $60,524  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
Profit Sharing
$1,757 - $3,600  
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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$31,643 - $59,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $27.64  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $38.88  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,757 - $3,600  
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).
)
$31,643 - $59,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 221
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Job Description for Office Nurse

  • Perform routine patient procedures such as obtaining throat cultures, preparing for and/or providing vaccines, injections, etc.
  • Obtain specimens for testing, conduct select routine laboratory tests and record results.
  • Contact appropriate personnel to order routine supplies, obtain patient medical records and order tests.
  • Assist physician in conducting patient examinations and providing routine treatments. .
  • Act as resource for LPN's and other clinical staff on more complex patient issues and assist them on more complicated patient procedures.

Common Career Paths for Office Nurse


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As Office Nurses transition into upper-level roles, like Licensed Vocational Nurses, they often do not see a change in salary. Licensed Vocational Nurses earn the same amount as Office Nurses on average.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse


Survey results imply that Office Nurses put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, Medicine / Surgery, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Nurse

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $44K. Office Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $45K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $43K.

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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Late-Career
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National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Office Nurse Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
0%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 43%