Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Staff Nurse earns an average wage of $24.57 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Dialysis and Labor & Delivery, Birthing.
Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salary (?
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$30,997 - $76,645
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $50,809
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Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salary (?
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$19.78 - $33.40
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,997 - $76,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
Profit Sharing
$1,355 - $2,035  
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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$40,542 - $72,975  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.78 - $33.40  
   
Overtime
$10.85 - $50.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,355 - $2,035  
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).
)
$40,542 - $72,975  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 528
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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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Boston
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National Average
$52,000
St. Louis
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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

Dialysis
up arrow 13%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 12%
Psychiatric
up arrow 9%
Telemetry
up arrow 4%
Acute Care
up arrow 2%
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 2%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 2%
National Average
$52,000
Geriatrics
up arrow 1%
Pediatrics
up arrow 1%
Operating Room / OR
up arrow 1%
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%
Rehabilitation
up arrow 3%
Nursery
up arrow 11%

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Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 19%
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