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

Entry-Level Registered Nurses in Chicago, Ill. can expect to earn an average of $26.92 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. There are far more female Entry-Level Chicago Registered Nurses than men, making up 84 percent of those in this profession. Most Entry-Level Registered Nurses in Chicago, Ill. like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$39,282 - $69,277
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,530
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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$22.54 - $31.74
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,282 - $69,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,505  
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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$45,567 - $68,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.54 - $31.74  
   
Overtime
$21.16 - $51.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,505  
   
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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$45,567 - $68,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 586
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) in Chicago, Illinois Salaries

Cardiology
up arrow 10%
Oncology
up arrow 7%
Case Management
up arrow 7%
Telemetry
up arrow 5%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 4%
Geriatrics
up arrow 3%
Acute Care
up arrow 2%
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 2%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 1%
National Average
$56,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%
Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%
Psychiatric
up arrow 4%
Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 18%