The average hourly pay for a Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) skills is $30.60.
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Job Description for Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
ICU nurses work in the intensive care unit, where patients are in critical and/or rapidly worsening condition. Because of this, an ICU nurse must be even more careful and conscientious in his or her work. The patients that an ICU nurse takes care of are much more fragile than those that another type of nurse may care for. ICU nurses generally work in shifts, which are often quite long and may occur at any time of day. Any nurse needs to be alert during his or her shift, but this is especially tr…Read more
Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Tasks
- Assess patient health problems and needs.
- Administers nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients in the Intensive Care Unit.
- Develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
Popular Employer Salaries for Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The top respondents for the job title Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are from the companies Mercy Hospital, HCA, Inc. and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Ascension Health where the average pay is $33.27. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bayfront Hospital and Banner Health, earning around $31.74 and $31.66, respectively. Mercy Hospital pays the lowest at around $24.29. Texas Health Resources and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $28.87 and $30.05, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Critical Care, Surgery Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and Trauma Intensive Care Unit (TICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Cardiology and Acute Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
An entry-level Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.73 based on 141 salaries. An early career Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.36 based on 712 salaries. A mid-career Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.69 based on 381 salaries. An experienced Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $36.06 based on 390 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Nurse, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 49.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.8% more) and Chicago, Illinois (9.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (0.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).
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