School Nurse Salary

The average rate for a School Nurse is $20.85 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
$27K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,198
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$12.39 - $29.50
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MEDIAN: $20.85
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$27,314 - $74,497  
   
Total Pay (?
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$26,525 - $64,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Hourly Rate
$12.39 - $29.50  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$26,525 - $64,320  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 14

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for School Nurse

Pay by Experience for a School Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level School Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A School Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 116 salaries. An experienced School Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 8 salaries. A School Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 89 salaries.

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Key Stats for School Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects School Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲5%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$44,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Mid-Career
▼6%

Skills That Affect School Nurse Salaries

Case Management
▲7%

Emergency Room (ER)
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼6%

Medicine / Surgery
▼8%

Acute Care
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 44%
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