Office Nurse Salary

Women comprise the majority of Office Nurses in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $20.61 per hour on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. While some workers in this profession — around two in five — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Office Nurses is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,447 - $69,491
(Median)
$30K
$46K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,542
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90%

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$15.55 - $30.10
(Median)
$16
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $20
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,447 - $69,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
Profit Sharing
$1,843  
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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$32,762 - $64,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $30.10  
   
Overtime
$13.79 - $40.27  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,843  
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).
)
$32,762 - $64,024  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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Job Description for Office Nurse

An office nurse provides health services to patients within a private practice setting. The nurse will usually carry out the initial questionnaire, along with taking vital signs. Especially when dealing with children, the office nurse may also take height and weight measurements.

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Office Nurse Tasks

  • 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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Office Nurses sometimes move into a Licensed Vocational Nurse role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse


Survey results suggest that Office Nurses use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Medicine / Surgery, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. For most people, competency in Microsoft Office indicates knowledge of Medicine / Surgery and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Microsoft Word also know Microsoft Excel and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Nurse

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


The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $43K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $45K. On average, Office Nurses make $43K following one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $45K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries



National Average
$44,000


Experienced
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Office Nurse Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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