The average salary for an Entry-Level Surgical Nurse is $56,496.
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What Do Surgical Nurses Do?
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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Surgical Nurses?
An early career Surgical Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,801 based on 86 salaries. A mid-career Surgical Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Surgical Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,892 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,611.
Years of Experience
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