Average Entry-Level Chicago Registered Nurses make around $27.87 per hour. Female Entry-Level Registered Nurses in Chicago, Ill. far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Chicago Registered Nurses. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$24.17 - $32.95
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$-0.50 - $13,702  
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$49,332 - $70,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Hourly Rate
$24.17 - $32.95  
   
Overtime
$5.07 - $46.53  
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$-0.50 - $13,702  
   
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$49,332 - $70,856  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 367
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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,662,238
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
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Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
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Oncology
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Case Management
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Medicine / Surgery
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Acute Care
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Critical Care
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Cardiology
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Telemetry
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Geriatrics
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Psychiatric
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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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