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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $24.58 per hour.

$36,376 - $70,557
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $50,867
10%
50%
90%

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$19.75 - $32.64
(Median)
$20
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,376 - $70,557  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,470  
Profit Sharing
$120.00 - $2,067  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,500  
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).
)
$40,693 - $70,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.75 - $32.64  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $15.66  
Overtime
$14.88 - $49.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,470  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,500  
Profit Sharing
$120.00 - $2,067  
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).
)
$40,693 - $70,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35,669

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Registered Nurse (RN) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Registered Nurse (RN) in Louisville:
"That you can't know everything when you graduate."
Be ready & open to learn every second you are awake.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Denver:
"It's not about the paycheck."
Nursing is not easy. Not many are qualified to handle the load. Not many are called to deliver this level of care. However, It is a most rewarding service oriented profession that requires skill, critical thinking, and incredible compassion. There is no doubt God called you to this profession. Allow him to work through you, and your career will be the best thing you'll ever do with your time.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Pittsburgh:
"Do everything you can and explore all your possibilities."
Gain all the knowledge and experience from your job as you can. Then consider moving on to another position so that you will have a wide knowledge and experience base. You will be able to choose any job position you desire and will know which field gives you the most satisfaction.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Pendleton:
"New policies and lack of policies."
Concentrate on own work. Teamwork. Anticipate the needs of your provider and patient.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Pikeville:
"Correctional Nursing."
Make sure you have at least 5 years of nursing experience prior to seeking a job in corrections. The inmates are very good at faking symptoms and they will know their rights better than you ever will. Many administrations in prisons are still on the "good old boy" system and the job politics can be brutal. Many prisons do not have adequate staffing of Officers or Nurses. Prisoners are getting more and more violent. I plan to get out of Correctional nursing.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries


Case Management
up arrow 4%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Hospice
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

Psychiatric
0%

National Average
$52,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%

Nursery
up arrow 1%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5081 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 20%
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