A Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $26.19 per hour.
Registered Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$38,600 - $77,980
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MEDIAN: $55,203
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Registered Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$20.15 - $37.05
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,600 - $77,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,992  
Profit Sharing
$96.03 - $4,021  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,073  
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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$42,223 - $82,020  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$20.15 - $37.05  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $8.92  
Overtime
$16.13 - $55.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,992  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,073  
Profit Sharing
$96.03 - $4,021  
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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$42,223 - $82,020  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 50,000
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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)
A registered nurse (RN) may be employed in a variety of medical settings, including physicians' offices, schools, hospitals, prison settings, and assisted living facilities/nursing homes. RNs provide direct care to patients under the order and supervision of a licensed prescriber (physician, nurse practitioner or physician's assistant). Daily activities of a nurse may include receiving a patient assignment, assessment of each patient, administering daily medications, attending to patient needs, facilitating patient, family and physician communication, assisting the physician with bedside procedures, monitoring laboratory results, delivering meals and snacks as needed, and monitoring for any changes in condition. The RN creates a daily care plan to manage patient care. The RN may also supervise ancillary staff. Attention to detail and organization is key. The RN must keep meticulous medical records, and may be required to use computers for charting. Health care promotion and education is also a key role of the RN. To become employed as a RN, one must complete a minimum of a 2-year degree in nursing, pass a national nursing certification exam (NCLEX) and become licensed as a registered nurse in the state of residence. Employers show preference to those with a 4-year nursing degree. Specialty areas of nursing (such as critical care, labor and delivery, etc.) may require additional certifications and training. The schedule of an RN varies based on employment location. Hospital-based nurses generally work a total of 3 twelve-hour shifts per week. Office-based nurses work 5-day, 40-hour weeks. Overtime is occasionally required. Shifts for hospital-based RNs can include nights, weekends, and holidays. The RN role may include heavy lifting of patients, exposure to bodily fluids, and large amounts of time on one's feet. With the new health care laws, careers as an RN are in high demand as access to medical care increases.
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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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Oncology
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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National Average
$57,000
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Gender
Female
88%
female alumni
 
Male
12%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%
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