Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salary

The average Entry-Level Staff Nurse can expect to rake in roughly $26.56 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Entry-Level Staff Nurses (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,325 - $92,903
$36K
$59K
$93K
MEDIAN: $58,896
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$21.58 - $35.45
$22
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$35
MEDIAN: $26.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,325 - $92,903  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,960  
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$44,299 - $76,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$21.58 - $35.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.33  
Overtime
$6.21 - $50.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $5,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$200.00  
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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$44,299 - $76,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 875

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Staff Nurse Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Staff Nurse in Abilene:
"Slow advancement for minorities."
Learn all you can. Make wise choices & positive Christian adjustments in all that you do to serve others from your heart. It will speak volumes.

Staff Nurse in Spartanburg:
"Fast pace, focus under stress, communicate, attention detail."
Be present. Must maintain Focus on task in a stressful, fast paced environment. Interpersonal skills a must! Team player always advocate for patient. Safety Is #1 priority. Be certain a culture of safety and open communication exists among staff and physicians and interdisciplinary safety checks are in place.

Staff Nurse in Brodhead:
"How stressful and physically challenging it is."
To make a list of all questions about a job, ask them, and choose the job, that makes you the happiest, then you will be satisfied, cause no job, is perfect.

Staff Nurse in San Antonio:
"Self And System Awareness."
Learn how to maneuver situations with grace. Do not make enemies/do not gossip about others. But do not allow others to take advantage of you. Know your HR policies/nursing board regulations, legal pitfalls and how to navigate the system to work for you. It's not at all about patient care once you get out of school. If your work situation is causing you grief - do not take too long to make a change. Sometimes the system is faulty and you cannot fix it. If you cannot work in confines of a hospital then do some research in other avenues for nursing: legal work, auditing, case management, home health/hospice, coding etc. Good luck!

Key Stats for Staff Nurse

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
14%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Staff Nurse Salaries

Acute Care
▲8%

Psychiatric
▲6%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲6%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲4%

Rehabilitation
▲3%

Operating Room / OR
▲3%

Telemetry
▲2%

Critical Care
▲2%

Oncology
▲2%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲1%

Nursery
▲1%

Geriatrics
▼0%

National Average
$56,000


Cardiology
▼1%

Pediatrics
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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