Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills take home an average $26.72 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and experience level are driving factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction for Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$41,100 - $81,154
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$81K
MEDIAN: $60,579
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$21.61 - $35.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$41,100 - $81,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,600  
Profit Sharing
$550  
Commission
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$45,122 - $77,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 674
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.61 - $35.49  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.67  
Overtime
$22.15 - $52.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,600  
   
Commission
$500  
Profit Sharing
$550  
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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$45,122 - $77,592  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,124
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Genesis HealthCare, Department of Veteran's Affairs, Golden LivingCenters, Home Health and Hospice Care, and HCR ManorCare are among the top companies that take on many Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills. Employees at Kindred Hospital enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $71K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $58K and higher ones not far away at only $84K. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills can also look forward to large paychecks at Gentiva Health Services, Inc. ($68K), Department of Veteran's Affairs ($64K), and Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital ($60K).

Sava Senior Care offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $46K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $74K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Home Health and Hospice Care at $53K, Trilogy Corporation at $53K, and Golden LivingCenters, where $54K is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)

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


For Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $54K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,274

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Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+31 percent), Dallas (+24 percent), Philadelphia (+22 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Orlando (10 percent lower) and Columbus (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 544 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%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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