Occupational Health Nurse Salary

Occupational Health Nurses in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $69K per year, but may range from $49K to $87K per year. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Occupational Health Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,279 - $85,403
$50K
$69K
$85K
MEDIAN: $69,043
10%
50%
90%

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$23.20 - $40.52
$23
$31
$41
MEDIAN: $30.97
10%
50%
90%

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$0$86K
Salary $50,279 - $85,403
Bonus $1,490 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$49,342 - $86,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 176
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $23.20 - $40.52
Overtime $37.37 - $59.42
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $1,490 - $9,863
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$49,342 - $86,583
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 165

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Job Description for Occupational Health Nurse

Many professions carry a certain level of risk to the health or safety of employees. Because of legal requirements and to ensure optimal productivity, employers must take steps to minimize risk to employees and have a system to assist employees in case of an incident. Occupational health nurses are registered nurses that help maintain the health and safety of their organization's workforce through several main methods. They monitor the health status of employee (both generally and related to specific job-related risks) and assist the employee in the event of an accident or illness. They also take a proactive and preventive approach to health and safety by developing preventative programs to educate employees on health and safety risks and inform them of relevant services.

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Occupational Health Nurse Tasks

  • Evaluate, assess, and develop care plans for work-related health events.
  • Evaluate claims and process paperwork around modified or reduced duties.
  • Provide patient care and health assessment for monitoring and emergency situations.
  • Participate in regulatory and organizational audits and health and safety committees.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Health Nurse


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Occupational Health Nurses sometimes move into a Occupational Health Manager role, where the salary is similar. Occupational Health Nurses most often move into positions as Occupational Nurses or Nurse Case Managers. Occupational Nurses actually earn $12K less on average, however, and Nurse Case Managers earn $4K less per year than Occupational Health Nurses do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Health Nurse

Pay by Experience for an Occupational Health Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Health Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 130 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Health Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 90 salaries. An experienced Occupational Health Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 112 salaries. An Occupational Health Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 101 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $67,733

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Occupational Health Nurses that is 19 percent greater than the national average, Houston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Occupational Health Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+13 percent), Washington (+12 percent), Beaumont (+5 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). In Chicago, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

Occupational Health Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Occupational Health Nurse?

Occupational Health Nurse in Raleigh:
"Rewarding, creative, low stress level and autonomous."
Pros: The autonomy.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for Occupational Health Nurse

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Occupational Health Nurse Salaries

▲4%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$68,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Occupational Health Nurse Salaries


Occupational Health
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National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 19%
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