School Nurse Salary

With close to one-half of School Nurses in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $24K to $63K per year and averages out to $40K annually. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by over one-half. Most School Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,141 - $61,266
(Median)
$23K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,146
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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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Many School Nurses move into a Family Nurse Practitioner role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $80K per year.

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School Nurses report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Case Management, Emergency Room, Pediatrics, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $41K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $42K. School Nurses see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As School Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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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