Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $24.92 per hour.

$36,679 - $71,890
(Median)
$37K
$51K
$72K
MEDIAN: $51,491
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$20.04 - $33.17
(Median)
$20
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,679 - $71,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,042  
Profit Sharing
$99.67 - $2,663  
Commission
$750  
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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$41,181 - $71,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,716
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$20.04 - $33.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.86  
Overtime
$13.43 - $49.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,042  
   
Commission
$750  
Profit Sharing
$99.67 - $2,663  
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).
)
$41,181 - $71,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38,223
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,522

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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 Minneapolis:
"Ask questions."
Always be focused and time management is very important. Skills not comfortable with ask for help.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Milwaukee:
"I wish there was more consistency in the nursing department."
This position is wonderful if you have school aged children, but there are unpaid summers off and you cannot apply for unemployment as part of your contract.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Carthage:
"It is a life STYLE. You are always aware of any around you."
It's great but government is messing with patient care. To them PAPERWORK trumps PEOPLE.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Lexington:
Patients are people. Treat them like you would want to be treated. They don't always realize you might be caring for 4 to 6 other patients, so even though it isn't always easy remember they are usually there because they are sick. A smile goes a long way.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Flushing:
"How important a bachelors degree in nursing (BSN) would be o."
Get BSN. & job @ hospital with tuition benefits. Large Teaching hospital obs are the most secure, and increase your pay more quickly with experience while allowing you to change specialties from within. Get as many certifications as you can.

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Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Telemetry
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Oncology
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Case Management
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Critical Care
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Acute Care
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Hospice
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Medicine / Surgery
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Cardiology
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Home Health/Home Care
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Psychiatric
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Geriatrics
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National Average
$53,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4376 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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