The average rate for a School Nurse is $20.48 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
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$27,314 - $74,497
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$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,198
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$12.11 - $26.79
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$27,314 - $74,497  
   
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$25,898 - $61,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $26.79  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$25,898 - $61,825  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for School Nurse

School nurses are responsible for addressing students' health problems, and the position has also grown to include educating students about health risks and designing programs to address these concerns head-on.

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School Nurse Tasks

  • Work with students and families on preventative and ongoing care for chronic conditions.
  • Respond to health emergencies, performing CPR or other immediate care.
  • Update and maintain student records and inventory.
  • Interact with students to identify problems and interventions.
  • Communicate with families, the government and school administration.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Nurse

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

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Experience Affects School Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect School Nurse Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 7%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$44,000


Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 7%

Acute Care
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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