Average Staff Nurse Hourly Pay in Chicago, Illinois

$33.74
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$1,250
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The average hourly pay for a Staff Nurse in Chicago, Illinois is $33.74.
10%
$26.64
MEDIAN
$33.74
90%
$44.44
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Hourly Rate
$27 - $44
Bonus
$0 - $1,250
Total Pay
$55,705 - $94,311

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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 Acute Care and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Geriatrics, Telemetry 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 $27.68 based on 9 salaries. An early career Staff Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.63 based on 36 salaries. A mid-career Staff Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $33.74 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Staff Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.86 based on 33 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $40.
Employees with Staff Nurse in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (10.6% more) and Houston, Texas (6.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (23.2% less), Columbus, Ohio (17.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (11.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 135 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.7%
Early Career
26.7%
Mid Career
15.6%
Experienced
24.4%
Late Career
26.7%