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

An Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $24.18 per hour.
Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$35,480 - $69,431
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,329
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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Total Pay (?
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$19.46 - $32.09
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,480 - $69,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
Profit Sharing
$157.81 - $2,955  
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
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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$40,128 - $70,177  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47,230
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.46 - $32.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $15.66  
Overtime
$16.46 - $48.86  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$157.81 - $2,955  
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).
)
$40,128 - $70,177  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47,230
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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 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!
Registered Nurse (RN) in Chattanooga:
"Don't Have To Worry With Actual Patients."
Work at the hospital on a hard floor starting out then get or the easy stuff after that.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Tupelo:
I advise all nurses to start out in a critical care area for the vast experience you will gain.
Registered Nurse (RN) in Charleston:
"Hospital's Compress Salaries For Nurses."
Don't work in West Virginia. Hospital administrators don't value staff or patients. Hospital Administrator salaries have tripled in 10-years, but nurses will have to work for 50 years to have their salaries double from what it was when they first started in Nursing.

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

Case Management
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Cardiology
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Acute Care
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Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
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Hospice
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Medicine / Surgery
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Psychiatric
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Operating Room / OR
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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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Gender
Female
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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%
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