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School Nurse Salary

School Nurses in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent half of School Nurses. Salaries average out to around $40K annually and spread from $24K to $63K per year. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and just over a half have dental insurance. The majority of School Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$23,141 - $61,266
(Median)
23K
31K
40K
52K
61K
MEDIAN: $40,146
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$14.02 - $30.89
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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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
United States (change)

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 transition into upper-level roles like Family Nurse Practitioner. Median pay for a Family Nurse Practitioner is $79K 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


For School Nurses, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $41K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $42K. School Nurses see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $47K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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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%