Entry-Level Staff Nurse Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Staff Nurses is around $26.71 per hour. The vast majority (85 percent) of Entry-Level Staff Nurses who took the survey are female. Most Entry-Level Staff Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,228 - $102,124
$36K
$60K
$100K
MEDIAN: $60,094
10%
50%
90%

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$21.93 - $35.98
$22
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.88
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$0$102K
Salary $36,228 - $102,124
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $375.00
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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$45,330 - $78,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $21.93 - $35.98
Hourly Tips $5.33
Overtime $9.88 - $53.52
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,787
Profit Sharing $375.00
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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$45,330 - $78,986
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,309

Staff Nurse Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,236

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Entry-Level Staff Nurses that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Staff Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Workers in Columbus and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (7 percent less and 4 percent less, respectively).

Staff Nurse Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Staff Nurse in Somerset:
"For The Sake of Adding Time, play dumb."
You will need all the orientation you can get as a new nurse. Play dumb and act as if you cannot "get it". Make orientation last as long as you can. The longer you take to achieve competency, the longer you get in orientation.

Staff Nurse in Abilene:
"Slow advancement for minorities."
Learn all you can. Make wise choices & positive Christian adjustments in all that you do to serve others from your heart. It will speak volumes.

Staff Nurse in Belleville:
"Salary."
Do what you are expected to do and then do a little more.

Staff Nurse in Clearwater:
Work as a team member, ask for help, you are never alone.

Staff Nurse in Spartanburg:
"Fast pace, focus under stress, communicate, attention detail."
Be present. Must maintain Focus on task in a stressful, fast paced environment. Interpersonal skills a must! Team player always advocate for patient. Safety Is #1 priority. Be certain a culture of safety and open communication exists among staff and physicians and interdisciplinary safety checks are in place.

Staff Nurse in Kuwait:
"Dealing with mentally and handicapped individuals."
Commintment and dedication.

Staff Nurse in Chicago:
"I feel Under paid."
Do your home work of the pay scale and hold out and have patience until what you really want bacomes availabe on all levels. You will perform better and have growth in the company .

Key Stats for Staff Nurse

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Staff Nurse Salaries

Acute Care
▲7%

Psychiatric
▲5%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
▲3%

Labor & Delivery, Birthing
▲3%

Rehabilitation
▲2%

▲1%

Critical Care
▲1%

Geriatrics
▼0%

Nursery
▼0%

Operating Room / OR
▼0%

National Average
$57,000

Emergency Room (ER)
▼1%

Oncology
▼1%

Medicine / Surgery
▼2%

Cardiology
▼2%

Pediatrics
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 170 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 15%