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Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Staff Nurses is around $24.86 per hour. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Staff Nurses is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$29,643 - $78,032
(Median)
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41K
52K
66K
78K
MEDIAN: $51,523
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$19.80 - $33.24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,643 - $78,032  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
Profit Sharing
$1,366 - $7,000  
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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$40,477 - $72,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.80 - $33.24  
   
Overtime
$10.17 - $49.70  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,027  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,366 - $7,000  
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).
)
$40,477 - $72,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 539
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Staff Nurse Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salaries

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 13%

Dialysis
up arrow 11%

Psychiatric
up arrow 7%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%

Telemetry
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 1%

Operating Room / OR
0%

National Average
$52,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Geriatrics
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Rehabilitation
up arrow 2%

Nursery
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 19%