A Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $28.15 per hour.

$39,730 - $85,307
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$40K
$60K
$85K
MEDIAN: $60,202
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$21.79 - $39.85
(Median)
$22
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,730 - $85,307  
   
Bonus
$104.40 - $6,109  
Profit Sharing
$100.84 - $5,068  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,101  
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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$44,934 - $85,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9,405
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$21.79 - $39.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $10.07  
Overtime
$14.55 - $59.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$104.40 - $6,109  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,101  
Profit Sharing
$100.84 - $5,068  
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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$44,934 - $85,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40,595
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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)

Most of the time, registered nurses (RN) work for hospitals or medical clinics. They may also work for other organizations, such as outpatient facilities, rehabilitation centers, or senior centers. Their main job is to promote wellness and health.

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Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.

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Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,898

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Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

What is it like working as a Registered Nurse (RN)?

Registered Nurse (RN) in Gallatin:
"Orthopedic Medical Surgical Nurse Pay."
Pros: I like interacting with my patients and making them feel special.
Cons: All of the charting you have to do. You barely have time to be with your patients and get to talk to them.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Tampa:
"Being a Registered Nurse is my calling."
Pros: What I love most in my job is seeing my patients smile or share a laugh, even though they aren't feeling well. I also love seeing my patients get better and be able to go back home to enjoy their family.
Cons: The least thing I love about my job is that they are not updated with computers yet, so we do everything manually, like dinosaur days.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Kuwait:
"Challenging job."
Pros: Serving and helping people. When you look at them and they smile because of the satisfaction they received. It makes me happy.
Cons: When you are working so hard and dealing with all the stressful events and having overtime and still your receiving a little salary.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Houston:
"It's Great If......"
Pros: Opportunity. Opportunity... Opportunity. Find your passion and run! The money will come!
Cons: 12 hour shifts. After 4 in a row all you want to do is sleep a day or two.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Lynchburg:
"You give care to the sick and dying."
Pros: That when someone is at maybe the lowest point in there life, I can make a difference. I can help my fellow man, and maybe bring a smile to there face.
Cons: The overwhelming stress that sometimes comes when you have a. Patient that you can't help. As you do everything you can for this person, and there pain makes them cry out. You do what you can and they keep declining, and you have 5 other patients who all need you, and I feel like I might be drowning.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries



Critical Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Oncology
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Telemetry
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Cardiology
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Acute Care
0%

National Average
$60,000

Medicine / Surgery
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Home Health/Home Care
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Psychiatric
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Geriatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4698 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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