School Nurse Salary

School Nurses who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just over a half of School Nurses. Pay fluctuates from $25K to $61K per year, but expected earnings average $39K annually. Although close to one-third lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and just under one-half get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,815 - $60,655
(Median)
$24K
$39K
$61K
MEDIAN: $39,035
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50%
90%

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$12.41 - $30.70
(Median)
$12
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,815 - $60,655  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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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$24,501 - $61,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.41 - $30.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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).
)
$24,501 - $61,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for School Nurse

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for School Nurse


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Advancing into a Family Nurse Practitioner role seems to be a popular career move for School Nurses, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $81K per year.

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Survey results imply that School Nurses put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Emergency Room, Pediatrics, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for School Nurse

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $43K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($42K) on average. School Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $40K. 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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Experience Affects School Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Skills That Affect School Nurse Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 16%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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