Most Office Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $21.98 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Some workers in this field — close to two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly two in five. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Office Nurses. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$32,368 - $76,475
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,279
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$15.85 - $31.08
(Median)
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,368 - $76,475  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$33,327 - $66,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.85 - $31.08  
   
Overtime
$20.01 - $44.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$246.58 - $3,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$33,327 - $66,312  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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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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For Office Nurses who take on Licensed Vocational Nurse roles, career progression may result in somewhat decreased compensation. On average, the latter position pays $41K.

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Popular Skills for Office Nurse


Office Nurses seem to require a number of specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Cardiology can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 24 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Electronic Medical Records, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Those who learned Microsoft Word also tend to 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

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $46K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Office Nurses make a median salary of $42K. Office Nurses who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $50K.

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Experience Affects Office Nurse Salaries



National Average
$47,000



Skills That Affect Office Nurse Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 24%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$47,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%


Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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