The average hourly pay for a Surgical Nurse is $30.56.
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Job Description for Surgical Nurse
Surgical nurses provide care before, during and after surgery, including assisting the surgeon(s) during procedures. They help create and implement a plan for both the care and recovery of patients post-surgery, as well as help prepare patients for surgery and communicate with physicians - including surgeons - during perioperative care. Tasks performed during surgical procedures include handing instruments to the surgeon, providing suction and checking patients' vital signs to ensure they remain…Read more
Surgical Nurse Tasks
- Conduct rounds, recording patient conditions and care provided.
- Administer medication and other medical care.
- Assess patients’ condition in surgical unit.
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Skills in Operating Room / OR, Surgery, General Surgery, Orthopedics and Critical Care are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Nurse
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 $26.45 based on 14 salaries. An early career Surgical Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.58 based on 93 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.46 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Surgical Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.52 based on 52 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $35.
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Employees with Surgical Nurse in their job title in Phoenix, Arizona earn an average of 12.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in St. Louis, Missouri (23.7% less).
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