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School Nurse Salary

School Nurses in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $24K to $63K per year, median earnings come to $40K per year. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most School Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$23,141 - $61,266
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,146
10%
50%
90%

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$14.02 - $30.89
(Median)
$14
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,141 - $61,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
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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$24,395 - $62,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.02 - $30.89  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.50  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
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).
)
$24,395 - $62,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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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School Nurses might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Family Nurse Practitioner, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $80K per year.

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School Nurses generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Emergency Room, Pediatrics, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Acute Care and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for School Nurse

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $41K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $42K. School Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $43K. After two decades in the workforce, the average School Nurse generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $47K.

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Experience Affects School Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect School Nurse Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 12%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 5%

National Average
$42,000

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 91 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 30%
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