Average Surgical Nurse Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Surgical Nurse is $30.56.
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Hourly Rate
$23 - $42
$102 - $2,555
Total Pay
$45,683 - $88,304

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Job Description for Surgical Nurse

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

4 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Surgical Nurse

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.

Pay Difference by Location

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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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