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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) Salary in Chicago, Illinois

Median pay for Entry-Level Registered Nurses in Chicago, Ill. is around $27.15 per hour. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Chicago Registered Nurses (85 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,349 - $70,976
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$71K
MEDIAN: $54,270
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90%

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$22.53 - $32.03
(Median)
$23
$27
$32
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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
$39,349 - $70,976  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,150  
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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$45,303 - $69,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.53 - $32.03  
   
Overtime
$7.50 - $51.68  
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 - $1,150  
   
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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$45,303 - $69,008  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 575

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 7%

Oncology
up arrow 6%

Case Management
up arrow 6%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 5%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

Telemetry
up arrow 3%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

National Average
$57,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%

Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 3%

Psychiatric
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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