Average Staff Nurse Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Staff Nurse is $31.10.
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Hourly Rate
$24 - $43
$147 - $5,193
Profit Sharing
$193 - $6,128
$0 - $8,000
Total Pay
$49,606 - $92,717

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Job Description for Staff Nurse

Staff Nurse Tasks
  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.

Job Satisfaction for Staff Nurse

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Staff Nurse are from the companies HCA, Inc., Dignity Health and Barnes Jewish Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $59.25. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dignity Health and Baylor Hospital, earning around $48.98 and $34.67, respectively. Barnes Jewish Hospital pays the lowest at around $24.40. WellStar Health System and HCA, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $27.00 and $30.06, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse

Skills in Acute Care, Telemetry and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics and Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Nurse

An entry-level Staff Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $25.93 based on 283 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.63 based on 1,916 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.54 based on 1,432 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.42 based on 1,789 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
Employees with Staff Nurse in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 22.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (15.7% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (16.7% less), Columbus, Ohio (10.8% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,721 survey responses.
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