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How much does a Nurse make in the United States?

Average base salary
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5.2k salaries reported, updated at Jun 02, 2020
$29.28
per hour
The average salary for a nurse is $29.28 per hour in the United States and $9,250 overtime per year.
Additional compensation
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Overtime
$9,250
per year
Most common benefits
  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Tuition reimbursement

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
Top certification
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Counseling Certification
+104.64%
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Clinical Nurse Specialist
+38.93%
31Company icon
BC/BE
+37.83%
35Company icon
PALS Certification
+23.49%
516Company icon
NRP Certification
+33.11%
184Company icon
License categories:
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Certified Nurse Practitioner
+42.75%
41 jobs
54Company icon
Specialty categories:
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Critical & Intensive Care
+27.19%
333 jobs
1,780Company icon
Internal Medicine
+59.64%
25 jobs
26Company icon
Perioperative Care
+24.26%
165 jobs
765Company icon
Labor & Delivery
+32.23%
44 jobs
78Company icon
Surgery
+12.18%
352 jobs
1,708Company icon
Field of study categories:
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Nursing Degree
+16.81%
713 jobs
3,369Company icon

Most common benefits for Nurses

  • Dependent care reimbursement
  • 403(b)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Loan repayment program
  • Work from home
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off

Salary satisfaction

Based on 885 ratings

55% of Nurses in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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Common questions about salaries for a Nurse

As a nurse, how can I know if I am being paid fairly?

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Do nurses get paid while training?

Payment while training depends on the specific program you choose. Apprentice programs often add the benefit of earning while you gain on-the-job training.

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How much do similar professions to nurse get paid?

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