BSN salary

Bachelor of Science in Nursing salary (or BSN salary) is around $77,000 per year. The annual salary for the upper 10 percent BSN nurses is around more than $130,000 per year, while the lower 10 percent of them earn less than $55,925 per year. Based on the type of work setting, the average annual salary for BSN nurses is as follows: BSN nurses employed at healthcare services earn an average yearly salary of about $70,029 respectively; those employed at hospitals earn around $66,092 respectively; those working at acute care hospitals earn around $66,700; those employed at Long-term care or rehabilitation facility earn about $67,498; those working at physician’s office / private practice earn around $64,280;and those employed at nursing home earn around $69,030 and those working at Health insurance agencies typically receive $72,812  per year.  This numbers make the BSN salary one of the highest among nursing salaries.

BSN job description

BSN nurses or registered nurses with Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, assess and treat the patients that are admitted in hospitals and health care centers. BSNs usually work as hands-on caregivers at schools, hospitals and as teachers or administrators. They determine the patient’s condition and plan an appropriate course of action. They are concerned with administering medications, caring for multiple patients, creating paper documents about the patient’s condition. They treat critical patients with utmost care and alert the fellow staff nurses when the patient’s condition worsens. They review the medicine dosages and orders; clarify from doctor in case of medicine or treatment discrepancies; undertake wide range of hospital tasks through the team nursing approach.

How much does a BSN make ?

Average BSN salary

An average hourly rate and the annual salary for the BSNs in the United States is around $22.93 hourly and $67,014 yearly.

BSN salary in USA

An average starting hourly wage for a BSN the United States is around $22.93 per hour which gradually increases by around $33.55 per hour overtime. An average annual salary for a BSN ranges from between $49,851 – $130,200 per annum and a yearly bonus of around $507 will be included.

Based on the type of certification received, the BSN certified as Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses received an average yearly income of around $65,275 per year. In addition, a BSN professional with Certified Case Manager certification from the Commission for Case Manager Certification received an average annual salary of around $63,336 per annum.

Based on the BLS percentiles, the median yearly salary for 90th percentile BSN has been around $90,118 per year. Similarly, about 75th percentile of them received $82,123 respectively, 25th percentile of them received $66,591 while those in the 10th percentile received less than $60,444 per year.

Based on years of work experience according to BLS reports, an average hourly wage and yearly salary for a BSN is as follows: One with less than 1 year work experience earns around $22.93 per hour and $50,733            per year; one with 1 to 4 years of work experience earns around $25.01 per hour and $60,371 per annum; one with 5 to 9 years earns around $28.56 per hour and $66,415 per annum; and one with 10-19 years of experience receives around $31.78 per hour and $71,967 per annum; and one with more than 20 years of work experience earns around $33.55 per hour and $77,034 per annum.

BSN salary in US, Australia and UK

BSN salary

BSN salary by state

According to the BLS, some of the best paying states for the BSNs in the United States include: California $82,094, Florida $67,014, New York $72,385, Texas $71,516, Massachusetts $81,780, Hawaii $80,020, Maryland $76,320, Pennsylvania $66,650, Georgia $66,342, Illinois $66,155 and Ohio $62,347 per annum.

BSN salary in UK

The average and median expected salary for a BSN in the UK is around £28,136 and £25,000 per year and a yearly bonus of about £ 688 is included as well. The starting hourly wage ranges from £11.06 per hour, while a yearly salary ranges from between £12,168 – £30,639. On an average, the median hourly wage for a BSN in the UK is around £14.07 per hour, while a total pay ranges from between £17,038 – £32,649 per annum. A BSN’s salary varies based on the age such as the one in 20s earns up to £21,102, in 30s earns about £27,574, in 40s and in 50s earns about £32,638 per year.

BSN salary in Canada

BSNs in Canada receive an average hourly wage of around C$23.31 – C$35.99 per hour, which increases to C$40.58 – C$53.43 overtime. In addition, an average total yearly salary for a BSN ranges from between C$58,326 – C$109,964 per year.

BSN salary in Australia

On an average, the BSNs based in Australia receive a median hourly wage ranging from between AU$22.48 – AU$36.99, which increases to around AU$25.17 – AU$49.78 overtime, which averages to a yearly salary of around AU$62,376 per year. In addition, a total annual pay ranges from between AU$54,000 – AU$185,000 per annum.

BSN salary in New Zealand

BSNs in New Zealand earn an average hourly wage of around NZ$20.18 per hour, which gradually increases to up NZ$32.44 per hour. The average starting annual salaries for BSNs in New Zealand is around NZ$54,000, which increases by up to around NZ$79,988 per annum.

BSN salary in South Africa

A well-experienced BSN in South Africa with more than 20 years of work experience receives an average hourly wage of around R 211.81 (in ZAR) per year. The yearly bonus ranges from between R 6,000 to R 9,064, excluding other salary benefits. An average starting salary for a BSN in South Africa is around R 228,000, while a median yearly salary is around R 318,000. The highest yearly salary for an experienced BSN is around R 287,718   per year.

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BSN salary in India

On an average, a BSN in India receives an average starting yearly salary of around INR 120,000, while a highest received annual salary is around INR 400,000 per year. In addition, a yearly bonus of about INR 1,500 will be credited to his or her account. Those with 1 to 4 years of work experience earn an average annual salary of around INR 152,941; while those with 5 to 9 years work experience earn around 762,529 per annum.

How to become a BSN

To become a BSN, the candidate should first complete an entry level education of GED or high school diploma. One should then complete a four year Bachelors of Science degree in nursing (BSN) from an accredited program that provides better job opportunity upon graduation and to advance one’s nursing career in research labs, administration and training positions. From career’s perspective, one should enroll in a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in nursing. The formal Education in BSN programs include attending extensive classroom lectures before advancing to supervised clinical training in a wide range of healthcare settings. BSN training programs focus on general coursework in the liberal arts and completion of college coursework in subjects such as anatomy and physiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, chemistry and nursing practices. Upon successful graduation and completion of training, the candidate qualifies for the comprehensive national nursing examination, the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) officially conducted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). One can become a registered nurse and receive a state license upon completion of these exams.

Conclusion about BSN salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage and annual mean salary earned by the BSNs is around $23.10 per hour and $70,733 per annum respectively.

One Response to BSN salary

  1. Kaitlyn says:

    I have a question. I am obtaining my BSN but I want to be a counselor.
    Is this possible to do and how much would my annual income be for in the U.S.A

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