Office Nurse Salary

The larger portion of Office Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $21.65 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Office Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,000 - $75,000
$36K
$50K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,798
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50%
90%

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$15.68 - $30.92
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,000 - $75,000  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$33,653 - $66,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.68 - $30.92  
   
Overtime
$10.78 - $43.55  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$251.68 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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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$33,653 - $66,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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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

  • 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.
  • Contact appropriate personnel to order routine supplies, obtain patient medical records and order tests.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Office Nurse


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Office Nurses who advance into a position like Licensed Vocational Nurse may end up working for a little less. On average, Licensed Vocational Nurses take home $41K annually.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse


Survey results suggest that Office Nurses put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Cardiology and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Word, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Microsoft Word also know Microsoft Excel and Medicine / Surgery. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Medicine / Surgery and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Nurse

Pay by Experience for an Office Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Office Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Office Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Office Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 59 salaries. An Office Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 96 salaries.

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Key Stats for Office Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Office Nurse Salaries

Cardiology
▲23%



National Average
$47,000

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼2%




Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 35%
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