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How Much Does a Medical Surgical Staff Nurse Earn In The United States?

Medical Surgical Staff Nurse Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$60,000
$50,000
$60,000
$71,000
Medical surgical staff nurses in the United States make an average salary of $60,312 per year or $29.0 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $50,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $71,000. As most things go, location can be critical. California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and New York provide the highest medical surgical staff nurse salaries.
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Where Medical Surgical Staff Nurses Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where medical surgical staff nurses earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Medical Surgical Staff Nurses Earn In Different Cities?

While a medical surgical staff nurse can average a salary of $60,312 per year, or $29.0 per hour, there are many opportunities for medical surgical staff nurses to make more. For example, in Grand Junction, CO you might make $71,459 per year. Other high-paying locations include Farmington, CT, Erie, PA and Springfield, MO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Grand Junction, CO where the average starting salary is $54,000. The highest paying states for medical surgical staff nurses include California, Hawaii and Oregon. Meanwhile, Ohio, Georgia, and Nebraska offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Grand Junction, CO
$71,459
Avg. Salary
$38k
$84k
2. Farmington, CT
$70,791
Avg. Salary
$38k
$84k
3. Erie, PA
$57,161
Avg. Salary
$38k
$84k
4. Springfield, MO
$56,238
Avg. Salary
$38k
$84k
5. Baltimore, MD
$56,104
Avg. Salary
$38k
$84k
6. Iowa City, IA
$44,568
Avg. Salary
$38k
$84k

High Paying Medical Surgical Staff Nurse Jobs

Which Companies Pay Medical Surgical Staff Nurses The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a medical surgical staff nurse, being employed by a company such as UPMC or Avant Healthcare Professionals would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and The University of Iowa also report highly competitive salaries for medical surgical staff nurses.
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Avg. Salary
$49k
$62k
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$62k
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$49k
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Medical Surgical Staff Nurse Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Medical Surgical Staff Nurse Salaries

    The salary for a medical surgical staff nurse can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Medical Surgical Staff Nurse Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Staff Nurse Medical Surgical Cardiology Unit (4RC)
    Staff Nurse Medical Surgical Cardiology Unit (4RC)
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    03/26/2021
    03/26/2021
    $47,431
    $47,431
    03/26/2021
    Uconn Health Center
    Uconn Health Center
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg 5 (DOC)
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg 5 (DOC)
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg 5 (DOC)
    Farmington, CT
    Farmington, CT
    03/23/2021
    03/23/2021
    $63,898
    $63,898
    03/23/2021
    Professional Staff Nurse-Upmc Medical Surgical Icu/Progressive Cardio Care
    Professional Staff Nurse-Upmc Medical Surgical Icu/Progressive Cardio Care
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    01/09/2021
    01/09/2021
    $55,806
    $55,806
    01/09/2021
    Professional Staff Nurse, BSN-Medical/Surgical ICU
    Professional Staff Nurse, BSN-Medical/Surgical ICU
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    12/20/2020
    12/20/2020
    $55,806
    $55,806
    12/20/2020
    Uconn Health Center
    Uconn Health Center
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg 5 (DOC)
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg 5 (DOC)
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg 5 (DOC)
    Farmington, CT
    Farmington, CT
    12/12/2020
    12/12/2020
    $63,898
    $63,898
    12/12/2020
    Uconn Health Center
    Uconn Health Center
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg Float
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg Float
    Staff Nurse Cnii-Med/Surg Float
    Farmington, CT
    Farmington, CT
    11/24/2020
    11/24/2020
    $63,898
    $63,898
    11/24/2020
    Professional Staff Nurse-Medical/Surgical ICU
    Professional Staff Nurse-Medical/Surgical ICU
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    10/21/2020
    10/21/2020
    $55,806
    $55,806
    10/21/2020
    Staff Nurse-Medical Surgical Oncology Unit (4Jpp)
    Staff Nurse-Medical Surgical Oncology Unit (4Jpp)
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $47,431
    $47,431
    09/18/2020
    Staff Nurse-9E Medical Surgical
    Staff Nurse-9E Medical Surgical
    Springfield, MO
    Springfield, MO
    09/11/2020
    09/11/2020
    $60,000
    $60,000
    09/11/2020
    Staff Nurse-Medical Surgical Oncology Unit (4Jpp)
    Staff Nurse-Medical Surgical Oncology Unit (4Jpp)
    Iowa City, IA
    Iowa City, IA
    08/29/2020
    08/29/2020
    $52,701
    $52,701
    08/29/2020