Women make up the vast majority of School Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $20.48 per hour. Most School Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-half lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by half and dental coverage is claimed by just under one in three. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,314 - $74,497
$27K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,198
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$12.11 - $26.79
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$27
MEDIAN: $20.48
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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: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $26.79  
   
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$0$22K$44K$66K
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$25,898 - $61,825  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for School Nurse


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School Nurses who move on to become Family Nurse Practitioners may enjoy significant pay raises, as Family Nurse Practitioners get paid an average of $82K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for School Nurse

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


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $43K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, School Nurses make a median salary of $45K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $47K on average.

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Key Stats for School Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
044
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
12%
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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%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 50%
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