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Average Charge Nurse (RN) Hourly Pay

$32.99
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$1,039
Bonus
$875
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The average hourly pay for a Charge Nurse (RN) is $32.99.
10%
$25.52
MEDIAN
$32.99
90%
$44.60
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Hourly Rate
$26 - $45
Bonus
$192 - $5,918
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$5 - $6,500
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$53,617 - $96,193
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What Do Charge Nurse (RN)s Do?

Charge Nurse (RN) Tasks
  • Coordinate the activities of the unit and assign work to the nursing staff.
  • Institute emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Communicate patient status to incoming nursing shift and to physicians.
  • Educate the nursing staff on patient care.
  • Supervise the delivery of care in a nursing unit.

Job Satisfaction for Charge Nurse (RN)

3.8 out of 5
(1,028)
Highly Satisfied
74Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Charge Nurse (RN) are from the companies HCA, Inc., DaVita Inc. and Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at WellStar Health System where the average pay is $35.98. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation, earning around $35.91 and $35.79, respectively. Scott & White Hospital and Clinic pays the lowest at around $31.77. HCA, Inc. and DaVita Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $33.47 and $34.43, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Charge Nurse (RN)s?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Rehabilitation, Telemetry, Geriatrics, Medicine / Surgery and Acute Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Charge Nurse (RN)s?

An entry-level Charge Nurse (RN) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $28.12 based on 67 salaries. An early career Charge Nurse (RN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.58 based on 1,199 salaries. A mid-career Charge Nurse (RN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.81 based on 1,402 salaries. An experienced Charge Nurse (RN) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.11 based on 1,531 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.
Employees with Charge Nurse (RN) in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (14.5% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,645 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.2%
Early Career
21.2%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
27.1%
Late Career
25.6%