Average Experienced Staff Nurse Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Experienced Staff Nurse is $33.42.
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Hourly Rate
$25 - $45
$195 - $5,120
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000
Total Pay
$52,142 - $96,796

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Staff Nurse

The top respondents for the job title Staff Nurse are from the companies HCA, Inc., Dignity Health and Baptist Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Dignity Health where the average pay is $54.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baylor Hospital, earning around $35.16. HCA, Inc. pays the lowest at around $30.59. Baptist Hospital also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $31.66.

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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse

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

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. 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (18.8% more) and New York, New York (17.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.9% less).

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