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Medical Surgical Nurse

Medical Surgical Nurse Salary

  Annual Salary Monthly Pay Weekly Pay Hourly Wage
Top Earners $122,000 $10,166 $2,346 $59
75th Percentile $95,500 $7,958 $1,836 $46
Average $88,025 $7,335 $1,692 $42
25th Percentile $72,000 $6,000 $1,384 $35
$42,500 - $51,499
4% of jobs
$51,500 - $60,499
2% of jobs
$60,500 - $69,499
13% of jobs
$72,000 is the 25th percentile. Salaries below this are outliers.
$69,500 - $78,499
24% of jobs
$78,500 - $87,499
21% of jobs
The average salary is $88,025 a year
$87,500 - $96,499
13% of jobs
$96,500 - $105,499
6% of jobs
$105,500 - $114,499
6% of jobs
$122,000 is the 90th percentile. Salaries above this are outliers.
$114,500 - $123,499
2% of jobs
$123,500 - $132,499
2% of jobs
$132,500 - $141,500
2% of jobs

National Average

$42,500 $88,025/year $42/hour $141,500
Medical Surgical Nurse Salary Comparison by Location
Nationwide
United States
$88,025
$7,335
$1,692
$42
Ashburn, VA
Virginia
$89,233
$7,436
$1,716
$43

As of Nov 20, 2020, the average annual pay for a Medical Surgical Nurse in the United States is $88,025 a year.

Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $42.32 an hour. This is the equivalent of $1,693/week or $7,335/month.

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $141,500 and as low as $42,500, the majority of Medical Surgical Nurse salaries currently range between $72,000 (25th percentile) to $95,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $122,000 annually across the United States. The average pay range for a Medical Surgical Nurse varies greatly (by as much as $23,500), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.

Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Medical Surgical Nurse job market in both Ashburn, VA and the surrounding area is very active. A Medical Surgical Nurse in your area makes on average $89,233 per year, or $1,208 (1%) more than the national average annual salary of $88,025. Virginia ranks number 11 out of 50 states nationwide for Medical Surgical Nurse salaries.

To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Medical Surgical Nurse jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.

Find your next high paying job as a Medical Surgical Nurse on ZipRecruiter today.

Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Medical Surgical Nurse Jobs

We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse job is above the national average. Topping the list is Lakes, AK, with San Francisco, CA and Santa Clara, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Santa Clara, CA beats the national average by $12,785 (13.5%), and Lakes, AK furthers that trend with another $14,383 (15.1%) above the $88,025 average.

Importantly, Lakes, AK has a moderately active Medical Surgical Nurse job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.

With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as a Medical Surgical Nurse appears to be exceedingly fruitful.

Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 5% between Lakes, AK and San Jose, CA, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for a Medical Surgical Nurse role.

CityAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Lakes, AK$102,409$8,534$1,969$49.24
San Francisco, CA$101,993$8,499$1,961$49.03
Santa Clara, CA$100,811$8,401$1,939$48.47
Washington, DC$99,450$8,288$1,913$47.81
Los Angeles, CA$98,306$8,192$1,891$47.26
Fremont, CA$98,151$8,179$1,888$47.19
Jersey City, NJ$97,023$8,085$1,866$46.65
Green River, WY$96,530$8,044$1,856$46.41
San Buenaventura, CA$96,526$8,044$1,856$46.41
San Jose, CA$96,478$8,040$1,855$46.38

Top 5 Best Paying Related Medical Surgical Nurse Jobs in the U.S.

We found at least five jobs related to the Medical Surgical Nurse job category that pay more per year than a typical Medical Surgical Nurse salary. Top examples of these roles include: Technical Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist, and Surgical First Assistant.

However, these example jobs are paid fairly similarly to Medical Surgical Nurse jobs, with a range of just $25,588 (25.4%) to $72,287 (58.2%) more than the average Medical Surgical Nurse salary of $88,025.

Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly PayWeekly PayHourly Wage
Technical Surgeon$160,312$13,359$3,083$77.07
Surgical Oncologist$139,052$11,588$2,674$66.85
Surgical First Assist$126,618$10,552$2,435$60.87
Surgical First Assistant$126,618$10,552$2,435$60.87
Operating Room Travel Nurse$113,613$9,468$2,185$54.62
About Our Data
ZipRecruiter salary estimates, histograms, trends and comparisons are derived from both employer job postings and third party data sources.
Data used to develop this report includes ADP data. ADP is an exclusive provider of employee payroll data for ZipRecruiter.

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