Occupational Nurse Salary

Women account for the majority of Occupational Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $28.94 per hour. This field is filled with high levels of job satisfaction; most Occupational Nurses are happy with their jobs. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and half get dental coverage, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,479 - $79,948
$48K
$65K
$80K
MEDIAN: $65,066
10%
50%
90%

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$19.18 - $38.23
$19
$30
$38
MEDIAN: $29.73
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50%
90%

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$0$85K
Salary $48,479 - $79,948
Bonus $7,665
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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$40,638 - $85,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $19.18 - $38.23
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $7,665
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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$40,638 - $85,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

Job Description for Occupational Nurse

Occupational nurses work primarily in the health care industry, though many large companies also employ these nurses in their human resources (HR) departments. These nurses are tasked with treating, and sometimes investigating, a variety of workplace-related injuries and illnesses, and they must also work to identify potential safety problems or hazards in the workplace.

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Occupational Nurse Tasks

  • Monitor patient vital signs, assist with exams and treatment, and administer shots and blood draws.
  • Respond to emergencies deliver urgent treatment.
  • Participate in filing, copying, scheduling, and other administrative and paperwork tasks.
  • Interview patients about health history and reason for visit, entering data into medical record.

Common Career Paths for Occupational Nurse


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For Occupational Nurses, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Occupational Nurses earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Occupational Health Manager.

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Pay by Experience Level for Occupational Nurse

Pay by Experience for an Occupational Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Occupational Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Occupational Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Occupational Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 8 salaries. An Occupational Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Occupational Nurse

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
28%

Experience Affects Occupational Nurse Salaries

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$64,000

Late-Career
▼4%

Experienced
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Occupational Nurse Salaries

Occupational Health
▲2%

National Average
$64,000

Acute Care
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 44%