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Charge Nurse in the United States

How much does a Charge Nurse earn in the United States? The average Charge Nurse salary in the United States is $85,000 as of October 31, 2018, but the range typically falls between $78,935 and $94,506. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Plans, directs, and evaluates the overall nursing care and functions in a particular nursing unit or during an assigned shift. Coordinates the activities of the unit and directs, organizes, and assign

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  1. This Job:

    Charge Nurse

    3 + years experience
    Associate's Degree

  2. Up a level:

    Nursing Supervisor

    3 - 5 years experience
    Bachelor's Degree

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