Average Occupational Health Nurse Salary in California

Occupational health nurses in California earn an average of $107,914 per year (or $51.89 per hour).

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27% higher than the national average
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California occupational health nurses earn 27% higher than the national average salary for occupational health nurses, at $84,768 (or $40.75 per hour).

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Occupational health nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $144,135 $69
75th Percentile $135,702 $65
Median $109,080 $52
25th Percentile $86,122 $41

80% of California occupational health nurses earn between $67,942 and $144,135.

Cost-of-living adjusted occupational health nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California occupational health nurses earn about $97,748 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for occupational health nurses

Santa Clara, CA $135,093 per year
Hayward, CA $131,968 per year
Sacramento, CA $117,913 per year
Fresno, CA $104,285 per year
Lodi, CA $104,085 per year
Los Angeles, CA $101,047 per year
Ventura, CA $99,672 per year
Carlsbad, CA $98,471 per year
Ontario, CA $97,209 per year
Bakersfield, CA $93,197 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where occupational health nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average occupational health nurses salary is $135,093 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $131,968 average occupational health nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Occupational health nurses salaries in other states

Massachusetts $90,188 per year
Washington $101,882 per year
New York $83,988 per year
Maryland $83,248 per year
Arizona $81,600 per year
Colorado $78,570 per year
Texas $81,546 per year
Illinois $76,996 per year
Virginia $80,514 per year
Pennsylvania $88,975 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in California?

Transport Nurse $150,607 per year
Transplant Nurse $144,331 per year
Fertility Nurse $142,700 per year
Reproductive Nurse $142,700 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $139,102 per year
Womens Health Nurse $135,964 per year
ENT Nurse $135,964 per year
Cath Lab Nurse $135,964 per year
Primary Care Nurse $130,735 per year
Nurse Educator $130,735 per year

At a $107,914 average annual salary, occupational health nurses in California tend to earn less than transport nurses ($150,607), transplant nurses ($144,331), fertility nurses ($142,700), reproductive nurses ($142,700), endoscopy nurses ($139,102), womens health nurses ($135,964), ENT nurses ($135,964), cath lab nurses ($135,964), primary care nurses ($130,735), and nurse educators ($130,735).

More about occupational health nurses

An occupational health nurse is a type of nurse who specializes in providing care and support to individuals who are dealing with work-related health issues. They work in a variety of settings, including workplaces, clinics, and hospitals, and provide care to people of all ages. Some of their specific duties might include providing education and support to workers and their families, conducting health assessments and screenings, and providing care and treatment for work-related injuries and illnesses. They may also be involved in developing and implementing workplace health and safety programs, and coordinating care with other members of the healthcare team.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health