Average pay for office RN

  1. I am just curious about what the average pay is for an office or clinic RN? I am currently working on a busy med-surg floor and make a decent wage. I am not happy at my current job and am looking into finding something new. I realize that clinic nurses don't make as much as hospitals nurses, but I am just curious if it is a big difference. It may be worth it to me to take a slight pay cut to be happier at my job. Thanks.
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  3. by   mommybess
    It really depends on what state you are in and what your experience is. Nurses working in the hospital setting for a long time may be making a lot more than a new grad in the hospital setting. I made the change from hospital to clinic nursing and it wasn't a pay cut at all. In fact it was a rather large increase. I was making $23/hr + differentials at the hospital.
  4. by   jahra
    Years ago (in the 80's), I wanted to change specialties and try clinic
    nursing. I was offered a job with a top Family Practice. This is when
    hospitals took over many doctors offices. They cut the pay for RNs to a small
    amount above what the Medical Assistants were making.
    I took the job, gained the experience, and left about 1 year later.

    Would have stayed for years if the pay had been at RN level.

    My advice, don't always look solely at salary. I was offered and took
    many other positions which did pay very well when HR saw I had the
    FP experience.

    That said, if it is just a small amount less than the hospital, balance that
    out with the stress at your current job.
    Clinic can be no stop if you are the only nurse, but if you have plans
    to continue your education it is a good route....
  5. by   UpinawayRN
    Recently, Dr.'s office in midwest, told me they pay experienced RNs 17$/hr.
  6. by   LuxCalidaNP
    Where I work, Clinic Nurses/Case Managers start at 35.00 an hour
  7. by   LaughingRN
    Clinic Nurse here making 22/hr, also a new grad...love the job and the hours!!!
  8. by   LMWDUKERN
  9. by   ms_orion
    You have WSU in your post...assuming Washington State? I made $26.00/hr...it depends on your experience and the clinic.
  10. by   Annor12
    LPN on Long Island $28/hour
  11. by   LittleWing21
    RN in Mass, $20 at family practice (yuck) and $25 at a pedi office.
  12. by   elprup
    Ok, you all are going to stop dead in your tracks with this one. As a new grad, RN, BSN, PHN, a rural clinic offerred me $10.41 hr! I almost took it for the experience, as I was volunteering everywhere for zero pay. But that was until I found out that medical/dental for my kids would be $800/month! I told them I am sorry, financially this does not make sense. (plus the 45 minute drive each way). Low and behold they turned around and offerred me $20/hr on the spot. I took it, and I found cheaper med/dental insurance for my kids. And I am pretty happy there. Go figure! Granted it's nowhere near what I would be making in the city...but then again I do not want to live in the city. Oh and I usually only work 3-4 days a week and get to go home by 6pm.
  13. by   Nire83
    New grad - 20/hr in Mass (the pay scale was 20-24/hr) and i know nurses with 20+ years of experince were only making 24.

    1 year of experince 19/hr in NH. Just waiting for that one year mark to get into the hospital.
  14. by   MandaRN94
    I work at a family planning clinic in CA and make close to $ 38/hr. Was working per diem at a CA hospital and making $56/ hr. Took the pay cut for better hrs and more family time.