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 $20.61 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Office Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — close to two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, just over a half do receive medical benefits and over a third have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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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 tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Licensed Vocational Nurse. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Windows Operating System General Use, Medicine / Surgery, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those familiar with Microsoft Office also tend to know Medicine / Surgery and Microsoft Excel. Most people 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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $43K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $45K. Office Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $43K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $45K on average.

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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries



National Average
$44,000


Experienced
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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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