Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $24.27 per hour.
Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$35,763 - $69,600
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MEDIAN: $50,498
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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary (?
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$19.52 - $32.14
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,763 - $69,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
Profit Sharing
$150.50 - $2,926  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$40,268 - $70,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 8,587
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.52 - $32.14  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $15.89  
Overtime
$15.93 - $48.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,963  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,863  
Profit Sharing
$150.50 - $2,926  
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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$40,268 - $70,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36,378
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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 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.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Seattle:
"Getting Experience And Getting Hired."
Hospital nursing is a good way to further your education as a nurse. You can branch out from there. If you know you want to be in a certain area of nursing where it is hard to get hired, try to gain something on it for your resume, while still in school.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Norton:
"Customer Service."
You not only deal with the patient's, but the Dr's., family members, co-workers. Everyone has different goals/attitudes. You have to be dedicated to your job. Leadership starts at the top. Be positive.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Tacoma:
"Advice."
School does not really prepare you for actual nursing. You'll be tested until you prove yourself. Stay strong! It's not you. It's your initiation into the workplace. Learn, ask, help, read and seek knowledge continuously! Find your niche and work towards learning everything you can about that specialty. Whether it be med/surg, telemetry, ER, ICU, pediatrics, etc., specialty nurses are what employees are looking for.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Round Rock:
"Stuck Like Chuck"
Never give up!! Share your knowledge about the daily responsibilities, career paths, responsibilities, stress levels, perks and valuable skills associated with this job!
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Case Management
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Acute Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Cardiology
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Hospice
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Home Health/Home Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$51,000
Geriatrics
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Emergency Room (ER)
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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
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Pediatrics
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Nursery
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 20%