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

Average Entry-Level Chicago Registered Nurses make around $26.95 per hour. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Entry-Level Registered Nurses in Chicago, Ill. (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The majority of Entry-Level Chicago Registered Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$39,178 - $70,329
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,722
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Entry-Level Registered Nurse (RN) in Chicago, Illinois Salary (?
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$22.57 - $31.56
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$39,178 - $70,329  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,484  
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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$45,066 - $68,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$22.57 - $31.56  
   
Overtime
$12.44 - $51.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,484  
   
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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$45,066 - $68,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 584
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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%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 5%
Critical Care
up arrow 5%
Telemetry
up arrow 4%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%
Acute Care
up arrow 2%
Pediatrics
up arrow 2%
Geriatrics
up arrow 2%
Home Health/Home Care
up arrow 1%
Medicine / Surgery
0%
National Average
$56,000
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%
Operating Room / OR
up arrow 2%
Psychiatric
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 17%