Office Nurse Salary

Most Office Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $20.31 per hour. For the most part, Office Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although slightly more than half have medical coverage and nearly one in three have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$31,627 - $68,646
(Median)
$32K
$45K
$69K
MEDIAN: $45,052
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$15.02 - $28.65
(Median)
$15
$20
$29
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,627 - $68,646  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
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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$31,745 - $60,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.02 - $28.65  
   
Overtime
$1.47 - $43.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,424  
   
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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$31,745 - $60,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 235

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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 make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Licensed Vocational Nurse position pays around the same amount as the Office Nurse job on average.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse


Office Nurses report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, Medicine / Surgery, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Microsoft Office also know Medicine / Surgery, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Skill sets containing Microsoft Word also tend to include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Office Nurse

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $42K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Office Nurses who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $44K.

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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Office Nurse Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$44,000

Medicine / Surgery
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 45%