Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills can expect to earn an average of $27.39 per hour. While the specific employer and years of experience impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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|Bonus||$0.00 - $5,136|
|Profit Sharing||$116 - $8,243|
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|$45,932 - $79,871|
|Hourly Rate||$21.99 - $36.35|
|Overtime||$21.82 - $54.01|
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Job Description for Registered Nurse (RN)
Most of the time, registered nurses (RN) work for hospitals or medical clinics. They may also work for other organizations, such as outpatient facilities, rehabilitation centers, or senior centers. Their main job is to promote wellness and health.Read More...
To become RNs, they must have an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). Some employers require candidates to have prior experience as an RN. They must have a license from their state's board of nursing. In order to administer medications, some states require that RNs pass a medication administration exam. They must follow standards of care and practices. They must be able to use various medical instruments.
They may be required to travel to visit patients at their homes. They must be able to work in a team environment. They must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills. They must follow doctors' instructions. They may be required to attend various workshop, classes, or conferences to improve their skills as RNs. They must read professional journals to keep themselves up to date with current medical findings and technology. They may have to renew their nursing licenses regularly, depending on the states where they are practicing as RNs. They may be required to train, coach, or mentor new or more junior nurses. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks
- Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.
- Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
- Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Nurse (RN)
Known for taking on a considerable number of Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills, Department of Veteran's Affairs, Home Health and Hospice Care, Golden LivingCenters, HCR ManorCare, and Genesis HealthCare are leading firms in the industry. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $68K. Other big spenders include Kindred Hospital, Department of Veteran's Affairs, and Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, top-paying firms where Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills see paychecks nearing $66K, $64K, or $62K.
Sava Senior Care offers the least money; the median income there is just $46K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $40K and $74K. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Home Health and Hospice Care at $53K, and Golden LivingCenters where $54K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills there earn up to $110K.
Registered Nurse (RN) Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Registered Nurse (RN)
Pay by Experience for a Registered Nurse (RN) has a positive trend. An entry-level Registered Nurse (RN) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 2,618 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Registered Nurse (RN) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 1,172 salaries. An experienced Registered Nurse (RN) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 989 salaries. A Registered Nurse (RN) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 667 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Registered Nurses with Geriatrics skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+28 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 11 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Cincinnati (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).
Key Stats for Registered Nurse (RN)
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