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Average pay for office RN

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WSUnurse WSUnurse (New) New

Specializes in med-surg.

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.

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.

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....

UpinawayRN

Specializes in ICU,ED, Corrections, dodging med-surg. Has 17 years experience.

Recently, Dr.'s office in midwest, told me they pay experienced RNs 17$/hr.

LuxCalidaNP

Specializes in Family Practice, Urgent Care, Cardiac Ca. Has 3 years experience.

Where I work, Clinic Nurses/Case Managers start at 35.00 an hour

LaughingRN

Specializes in ER.

Clinic Nurse here making 22/hr, also a new grad...love the job and the hours!!!

LMWDUKERN

Specializes in Surgical. Has 11 years experience.

$51,000

You have WSU in your post...assuming Washington State? I made $26.00/hr...it depends on your experience and the clinic.

LPN on Long Island $28/hour

LittleWing21, ADN

Specializes in Camp Nursing, Outpatient Pediatrics, IBCLC. Has 13 years experience.

RN in Mass, $20 at family practice (yuck) and $25 at a pedi office.

elprup, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

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.

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.

MandaRN94

Specializes in OB/GYN,PHN, Family Planning. Has 20 years experience.

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.

ExAirBagRN

Specializes in Labor and Delivery, Med/Surg-tele. Has 6 years experience.

I have 3 years experience in the hospital setting (med/surg-tele and LDRP) making $22.05 an hour + diff here in Kansas City , my last night shift being Friday. Monday I start a new position as a primary RN for a Plastic Surgeon and will be starting at $21.00........No brainer for me to leave the crazy, high stress, no lunch and no potty break environment. The practice that I am going to comprises of six Plastic Surgeons who have just built a state-of-the-art facility that resembles an art museum more than an office......I've died and gone to nurse Heaven!!!!!

ExAirBagRN said:
I have 3 years experience in the hospital setting (med/surg-tele and LDRP) making $22.05 an hour + diff here in Kansas City , my last night shift being Friday. Monday I start a new position as a primary RN for a Plastic Surgeon and will be starting at $21.00........No brainer for me to leave the crazy, high stress, no lunch and no potty break environment. The practice that I am going to comprises of six Plastic Surgeons who have just built a state-of-the-art facility that resembles an art museum more than an office......I've died and gone to nurse Heaven!!!!!

I'm actually really interested in working at a Plastic Surgeon's office again one day. I did temp work for 3 months at a small, nice one as the front desk. Loved the environment and the hours. But I didn't think they hired nurses???

How did you get hired and what does an RN do at a plastic surgeon's office? Thanks 🙂

$50,000-55,000 annually

I am taking a $3.25/hr pay cut going from PICU to clinic (transfer within the hospital). With the 4 extra hours per week, it is a total of $638.56 a year decrease in base pay. Not figuring in the shift and weekend differentials, but I figure (hope?) that I'll wind up paying less in taxes and it will be a wash. Well worth it for me!

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

In the Denver area, I've been told it's around $28-30/hour.