Registered Nurse (RN) with Geriatrics Skills Salary

Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills can expect to earn an average of $26.88 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the company and experience level. While nearly one in four report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Most Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,082 - $80,944
$41K
$61K
$81K
MEDIAN: $60,559
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$21.73 - $35.61
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MEDIAN: $26.88
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$41,082 - $80,944  
   
Bonus
$70.00 - $6,600  
Profit Sharing
$512  
Commission
$983  
Total Pay (?
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$45,371 - $77,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 705
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.73 - $35.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.00  
Overtime
$20.72 - $52.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$70.00 - $6,600  
   
Commission
$983  
Profit Sharing
$512  
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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$45,371 - $77,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,191

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Golden LivingCenters, Department of Veteran's Affairs, Home Health and Hospice Care, HCR ManorCare, and Genesis HealthCare are top-notch employers for Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills in this area. The biggest paychecks can be found at Kindred Hospital — the median salary there is $69K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Gentiva Health Services, Inc., Providence Hospital, and Department of Veteran's Affairs, top-paying firms where Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills rake in a comfortable $68K, $67K, or $64K, respectively.

Offering a median of only $46K, Sava Senior Care pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $40K on the lower end and $74K on the higher end. Other low-paying employers include Home Health and Hospice Care at $53K and Golden LivingCenters at $53K, though some Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills there earn up to $109K.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $60K. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $62K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,613

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 37 percent, Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), Dallas (+25 percent), Philadelphia (+18 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers in St. Louis and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent less).

Key Stats for Registered Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 575 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$58,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 575 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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