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Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

A Registered Nurse (RN) earns an average wage of $26.65 per hour.

$39,090 - $79,668
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$80K
MEDIAN: $56,743
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90%

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$20.46 - $37.88
(Median)
$20
$27
$38
MEDIAN: $26.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,090 - $79,668  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,334  
Profit Sharing
$119.83 - $4,022  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$42,636 - $82,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.46 - $37.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $10.56  
Overtime
$14.98 - $57.09  
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 - $1,334  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$119.83 - $4,022  
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).
)
$42,636 - $82,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41,622

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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)

Most of the time, registered nurses (RN) work for hospitals or medical clinics. They may also work for other organizations, such as outpatient facilities, rehabilitation centers, or senior centers. Their main job is to promote wellness and health.

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Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

What is it like working as a Registered Nurse (RN)?

Registered Nurse (RN) in Johnstown:
Pros: I like the patient care. I like the challenge of working with chronic pain patients. I love the people I work with, including the surgeons. I feel like an important part of the team.
Cons: The pay is not competitive. My hours vary a lot and I don't know my schedule more than a day in advance.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Jacksonville:
"My Career In Nursing."
Pros: Servicing my clients and providing the best quality of life for their current health situation.
Cons: Some of the challenges of working in Long term care are the ratio of client to nurse is so excessive added to the increasingly high acuity levels makes it more and more challenging to provide the best care for all patients.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Quincy:
"A Day in The Job Of An RN."
Pros: I love the opportunity to apply critical assessments skills in a fast paced environment. My coworkers make for a fun work environment which stimulates growth in knowledge and understanding.
Cons: Working weekends and holidays can be very tiring as well as having to use payed-time-off for any holidays that I do get off.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Vancouver:
"Pediatric RN."
Pros: I love the flexibility of my job. I have a young family and this jobs fits well into my life style while still giving me a challenge. It is less stressful compared to working in the hospital. I also love all the physicians I work with.
Cons: I don't have hands on patient care. I am at a desk all day and so I don't get to use my clinical skills.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Bossier City:
"Rewarding."
Pros: I've met so many appreciative patients. Their appreciation and kind words give me the fuel to continue on in my career everyday.
Cons: It's stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes we don't have enough nurses, so our patients don't get the quality of care they deserve. I feel like the physicians don't appreciate us at times. We spend the majority of the patient'a admission with the patient, not the doctors.

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Experience Affects Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Registered Nurse (RN) Salaries


Oncology
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Telemetry
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Case Management
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Cardiology
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Acute Care
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Labor & Delivery, Birthing
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Nursery
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National Average
$57,000

Home Health/Home Care
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Medicine / Surgery
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Hospice
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Psychiatric
up arrow 3%

Emergency Room (ER)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10338 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 21%
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