Average salary

  1. Hello to all,
    I am considering a position as school nurse. What is the average salary?
    Thanks in advance!
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  3. by   OldDude
    In general in aligns with the teacher salary schedule and you start at a first year teacher rate regardless of your experience. In my district I think a new teacher starts at around 50K, paid monthly for 12 months.
  4. by   RN100%
    Thank you
  5. by   Windchaser22
    Same except we are on a 10 month schedule.
  6. by   Eleven011
    It varies by region too. We aren't any where near the teachers pay range, I am paid hourly and clock in and out like the aides.
  7. by   kidzcare
    Quote from dakotadenise
    It varies by region too. We aren't any where near the teachers pay range, I am paid hourly and clock in and out like the aides.
    The district I am in also does not pay building nurses on the teacher pay scale. It is about 78% of what a first year teacher would be paid.


    You can find the negotiated agreements on a school district's website and find salary information there.
  8. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    I really think it was vary greater depending on state, district, and kind of school (public, private, charter, etc).

    In my state, public schools pay the best, followed by charter (and no two charters are on the same scale) and private can vary greatly depending on what school. I was close to the teacher scale at my school, but technically I'm a "non-teacher, non-admin" which is a grey area. I do, however, qualify for teacher retirement benefits in my state, so yay to that!
  9. by   SaltineQueen
    Quote from OldDude
    In general in aligns with the teacher salary schedule and you start at a first year teacher rate regardless of your experience. In my district I think a new teacher starts at around 50K, paid monthly for 12 months.
    I wish! I am not on the teacher scale. My hourly rate is ok, I guess, but still way below hospital pay. But my insurance costs me next to nothing, I'm in the PERF, and being on the same schedule as my kids balances everything out.
  10. by   mag426
    I make salary 54,000 school nurse in MA at a charter school. They offered me 50,000 with the job offer and I asked for more money. Still less than what I was making working day shift at a nursing home but its still decent. If I decide to stay in this position I will ask for an increase before signing contract for next school year.
  11. by   MHDNURSE
    Yes, as others have said, it varies state by state and even district by district. In the district where my children attend school, their nurses make about $26/hr. The subs who cover them make $30/hr which seems crazy and unfair to me. I make somewhere in between those two at a charter school in a different district. I get paid over 12 months which I like.
  12. by   kidzcare
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    In the district where my children attend school, their nurses make about $26/hr. The subs who cover them make $30/hr which seems crazy and unfair to me.
    The subs get paid more because the district does not have to pay any benefits to them. Same as an agency nurse coming to work at the hospital or SNF.
  13. by   OyWithThePoodles
    I make close to what a first year teacher makes in our area. But husband and I are both in the school system and "split" or insurance, which we pay peanuts for. So even though I only work 180 days a year, I bring home the same per paycheck as I did at the hospital.
  14. by   ruby_jane
    I would ask how your starting salary would be rated, and do your best to avoid getting rated as a first year teacher (I had two years of previous experience but the district wouldn't start me as a third year because my two years were outside education).

    Also consider the amount of work you'll be doing - I work 5 7.5 hour days with a lot of days off. I choose to spread my paycheck over 12 months instead of 10 (we work 10 month contracts). I get annual step increases as well (more than I got working public health). All told, I'm not making any less than I was when I started as a day shifter in the hospital. It's just spread out differently.

    Good luck.

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