Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

An Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $24.67 per hour.

$36,580 - $70,787

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$19.84 - $32.76

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,580 - $70,787  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,201  
Profit Sharing
$102.34 - $2,453  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
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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$40,848 - $70,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,280
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.84 - $32.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $13.81  
Overtime
$14.76 - $49.34  
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 - $1,201  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,139  
Profit Sharing
$102.34 - $2,453  
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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$40,848 - $70,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36,095
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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 Lubbock:
"It's not easy to be a nurse."
Follow your passion. It's nice to meet strangers while taking care of them.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Tallahassee:
"Nursing."
This is a very stressful job but if you are in it for the right reason you will love your job most days!

Registered Nurse (RN) in Greensboro:
"Everything is not fair."
Doing a good job and excelling with your daily performance is always best but it will not guarantee you advancement. It is really who you know and how you answer questions when put on the spot.

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.

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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%

Critical Care
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%

Psychiatric
up arrow 1%

Geriatrics
0%

National Average
$52,000

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Pediatrics
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Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4652 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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