Average Surgical Nurse Hourly Pay

$31.43
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$1,850
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The average hourly pay for a Surgical Nurse is $31.43.
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$22.83
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$31.43
90%
$42.76
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$23 - $43
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$0 - $4,894
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$46,408 - $89,398
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What Do Surgical Nurses Do?

Surgical Nurse Tasks
  • Conduct rounds, recording patient conditions and care provided.
  • Administer medication and other medical care.
  • Assess patients’ condition in surgical unit.

Job Satisfaction for Surgical Nurse

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What Are Popular Skills for Surgical Nurses?

Skills in Operating Room / OR, Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Nurses?

An entry-level Surgical Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.96 based on 16 salaries. An early career Surgical Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.69 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.43 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Surgical Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $35.33 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $37.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Surgical Nurse in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (25.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (2.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 209 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.7%
Early Career
40.2%
Mid Career
13.9%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
19.1%