Average Entry-Level Staff Nurse Hourly Pay

$25.93
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$1,977
Bonus
$500
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Staff Nurse is $25.93.
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$21.49
MEDIAN
$25.93
90%
$33.99
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Hourly Rate
$21 - $34
Bonus
$122 - $12,080
Profit Sharing
$0 - $500
Total Pay
$44,434 - $72,809

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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.

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Popular Skills for Staff Nurse

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

Pay by Experience Level for Staff Nurse

An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) 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 25.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (6.7% more) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (11.9% less), St. Louis, Missouri (10.3% less) and Columbus, Ohio (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,438 survey responses.
Early Career
25.8%
Mid Career
19.3%
Experienced
24.1%
Late Career
30.9%