A Surgical Nurse earns an average wage of $29.33 per hour.

$40,547 - $92,737
(Median)
$41K
$65K
$93K
MEDIAN: $65,387
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90%

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$20.66 - $37.91
(Median)
$21
$29
$38
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,547 - $92,737  
   
Bonus
$700  
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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$44,018 - $85,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $37.91  
   
Overtime
$30.14 - $57.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$700  
   
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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$44,018 - $85,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 92
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Job Description for Surgical Nurse

Surgical nurses provide care before, during and after surgery, including assisting the surgeon(s) during procedures. They help create and implement a plan for both the care and recovery of patients post-surgery, as well as help prepare patients for surgery and communicate with physicians - including surgeons - during perioperative care. Tasks performed during surgical procedures include handing instruments to the surgeon, providing suction and checking patients' vital signs to ensure they remain stable, among others. After surgery, they must monitor patients for any complications from surgery and quickly take action if complications arise.

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Surgical Nurse Tasks

  • Assess patients condition in surgical unit.
  • Administer medication and other medical care
  • Conduct rounds, recording patient conditions and care provided.

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Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Nurse

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Surgical Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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