Average Staff Nurse with Medicine / Surgery Skills Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Staff Nurse with Medicine / Surgery skills is $31.02.
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Hourly Rate
$24 - $43
$153 - $7,047
Profit Sharing
$0 - $200
Total Pay
$50,543 - $91,985

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Staff Nurse are from the companies HCA, Inc., Barnes Jewish Hospital and Baylor Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at Providence Hospital where the average pay is $36.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Baylor Hospital and HCA, Inc., earning around $35.00 and $29.16, respectively. BJC HealthCare pays the lowest at around $23.17. Barnes Jewish Hospital and Mercy Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.02 and $24.46, 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 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 $25.61 based on 58 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.37 based on 584 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.51 based on 426 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.67 based on 530 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 Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 33.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (30.7% more) and Houston, Texas (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (19.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (11.4% less) and Columbus, Ohio (6.5% less).

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