Office Nurse Salary (United States)

Office Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $20.18 per hour. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and 44 percent lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by about a third. Work is enjoyable for Office Nurses, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Office Nurse Salary (?
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$30,913 - $60,622
(Median)
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61K
MEDIAN: $44,367
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Office Nurse Salary (?
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$14.80 - $27.70
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,913 - $60,622  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,436  
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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$31,348 - $59,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $27.70  
   
Overtime
$1.49 - $40.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,436  
   
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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$31,348 - $59,618  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 230
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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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Office Nurses can expect a slight downturn in earnings as they climb the career ladder. It is standard for top-notch roles like Licensed Practical Nurse to offer a smaller salary than lower-level jobs in the same field.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse

Office Nurses report using a wide range of professional skills. Microsoft Word is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 3 percent. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Nurse

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries start at $42K, which grows to $44K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $45K after one to two decades. After two decades on the job, Office Nurses' pay actually begins to decline, averaging $44K. The largest number of Office Nurses have more than 20 years of experience, followed by those with one to 10 years. Workers who have been working for 10 to 20 years are the least common.

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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 3%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$43,000

Skills That Affect Office Nurse Salaries

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$43,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
98%
female alumni
 
Male
2%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 44%