Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 3,130,600 people employed as registered nurses in the United States. The median annual salary is $77,600. Entry level employees earn approximately $59,450 per year and senior employees earn approximately $120,250 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.