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2021 Critical Care Nurses Salary Guide

Provide specialized nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

Critical Care Nurses Salary 2021

Salary

$75.3K

Growth

7%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Critical Care Nurses Make 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $53,410 $61,630 $75,330 $93,590 $116,230
Hourly Wage $25.68 $29.63 $36.22 $44.99 $55.88

How Much Do Critical Care Nurses Make 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$53,410
$61,630
$75,330
$93,590
$116,230
Hourly Wage
$25.68
$29.63
$36.22
$44.99
$55.88

What Do Critical Care Nurses Do?

Provide specialized nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

Also known as:

Burn Center Nurse, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Registered Nurse, Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), ICU Nurse (Intensive Care Unit Nurse), ICU Staff Nurse (Intensive Care Unit Staff Nurse), Staff Nurse, Staff Nurse, ICU Resource Team (Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit Resource Team)

  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Test patient heart or lung functioning.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Administer blood or other fluids intravenously.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Examine medical instruments or equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Assess patient work, living, or social environments.
  • Develop medical treatment plans.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Establish nursing policies or standards.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Conduct health or safety training programs.

Critical Care Nurses Job Outlook

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
United States 3,096,700 3,318,700 7% 175,900

Critical Care Nurses Job Outlook

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
United States
3,096,700
3,318,700
7%
175,900

Critical Care Nurses Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Critical Care Nurses Schools

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Aaniiih Nakoda College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Harlem, MT 2 years: 5
Abilene Christian University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Abilene, TX 4 years: 51
Abilene Christian University Nursing Practice Abilene, TX More than 4 years: 10
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Tifton, GA 2 years: 134
4 years: 23
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse West Palm Beach, FL 2 years: 42
Adams State University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Alamosa, CO 4 years: 24
Adelphi University Nursing Administration Garden City, NY More than 4 years: 6
Adelphi University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Garden City, NY 4 years: 454
Adelphi University Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Garden City, NY Less than one year: 4
More than 4 years: 47
Adelphi University Nursing Science Garden City, NY More than 4 years: 6

Critical Care Nurses Schools

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Harlem, MT
2 years: 5
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Abilene, TX
4 years: 51
Nursing Practice
Abilene, TX
More than 4 years: 10
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Tifton, GA
2 years: 134
4 years: 23
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
West Palm Beach, FL
2 years: 42
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Alamosa, CO
4 years: 24
Nursing Administration
Garden City, NY
More than 4 years: 6
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Garden City, NY
4 years: 454
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Garden City, NY
Less than one year: 4
More than 4 years: 47
Nursing Science
Garden City, NY
More than 4 years: 6

Critical Care Nurses Jobs .

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
(F/T) Certified Nursing Assistant - UMHC-SCCC/ICU University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No
(F/T) Registered Nurse 1 UTower 9 South University of Miami Miami, Florida 09/19/2021 No

Critical Care Nurses Jobs .

Location

Cincinnati, OH Youngstown, OH Toledo, OH Miami, FL Denver, CO Springfield, OH Richmond, VA Rochester, NY Las Vegas, NV Aurora, CO Virtual, USA Oxford, MS Los Angeles, CA Rochester, MN Greenville, SC Arlington, TX Middletown, NY Lima, OH Fresno, CA Dallas, TX Cleveland, OH Charlotte, NC Sugar Land, TX Portland, OR San Antonio, TX Petersburg, VA New York, NY Fort Worth, TX Tacoma, WA Spokane, WA Seattle, WA Phoenix, AZ Nashville, TN Mechanicsville, VA Lancaster, PA Houston, TX Chesapeake, VA Plano, TX Englewood, CO Wheat Ridge, CO San Francisco, CA Pittsfield, MA Norman, OK Lorain, OH Jacksonville, FL Colorado Springs, CO St. Louis, MO Sacramento, CA Roseville, CA Potsdam, NY Honolulu, HI Clovis, CA Centennial, CO Canton, OH Birmingham, AL Sitka, AK San Diego, CA Raleigh, NC Paducah, KY Marietta, GA Louisville, CO Lakewood, CO Jackson, TN Geneva, IL Danville, PA Carbondale, IL Washington, DC Uc Medical Center - 234 Goodman Street - Cincinnati, OH Reno, NV Parma, OH Palos Heights, IL Oklahoma City, OK Nevada, USA Medina, OH Kissimmee, FL Irvine, CA Hamilton, OH Groton, MA Grand Junction, CO Frisco, CO Fairview, PA Estero, FL Davenport, IA Chattanooga, TN Charlottesville, VA Boston, MA Berkeley, CA Batavia, OH Winston-Salem, NC Winfield, IL Willard, OH Waco, TX Vancouver, WA Tiffin, OH Thousand Oaks, CA Thornton, CO St. Petersburg, FL Sheboygan, WI Santa Cruz, CA San Rafael, CA Saint Louis, MO Red Wing, MN Pittsburgh, PA Parker, CO Panorama City, CA Oakland, CA Norfolk, VA New Mexico, USA Modesto, CA Mesquite, TX Mayfield Heights, OH Marble Falls, TX Livingston, TX Littleton, CO Jackson, MS Hiram, GA Gulfport, MS Gresham, OR Green Bay, USA Frisco, TX Franklin, VA Columbus, OH Chicago, IL Chambersburg, PA Bellingham, WA Austell, GA Atlanta, GA Asheville, NC Akron, OH Zanesville, OH Woodbridge, VA Wickliffe, OH Wheaton, IL Westlake, OH Westborough, MA West Reading, PA West Des Moines, IA Warren, PA Walnut Creek, CA Valparaiso, IN Torrance, CA The Woodlands, TX The Plains, OH Terrell, TX Temple, TX Tahlequah, OK Sturgeon Bay, WI South Plainfield, NJ South El Monte, CA Shawnee, OK Scranton, PA Santa Fe, NM Santa Clara, CA San Gabriel, CA Saco, ME Puyallup, WA Portsmouth, VA Picayune, MS Panama City, FL Ooltewah, TN New Martinsville, WV Natrona Heights, PA Missoula, MT Midlothian, VA Mankato, MN Madison, WI Los Banos, CA Longmont, CO Lewiston, WA Lenexa, KS Laguna Niguel, CA Lafayette, IN Kilmarnock, VA Kennesaw, GA Irving, TX Indianapolis, IN Independence, MO Greenwood Village, CO Garden Grove, CA Gadsden, AL East Liverpool, OH Durham, NC Douglasville, GA Dexter, ME Daly City, CA Covington, LA Corinth, MS Chipley, FL Charleston, SC Chapel Hill, NC Camden, NJ California, USA Burlingame, CA Bradford, PA Boulder, CO Bedford, TX Baton Rouge, LA Batesville, AR Batavia, NY Bangor, ME Auburn, WA Altoona, PA Albany, OR Yonkers, NY Yakima, WA Wyncote, PA Wooster, OH Woodbury, MN Winter Haven, FL Willoughby, OH Wilkes-Barre, PA Wichita, KS Wichita Falls, TX Whitesburg, KY Westminster, CO Westerville, OH West Palm Beach, FL West Orange, NJ West Covina, CA Wesley Chapel, FL Wenatchee, WA Waynesburg, PA Washington, USA Washington Court House, OH Virginia Beach, VA Vineland, NJ Vero Beach, FL Venice, FL Van Wert, OH Vallejo, CA Valatie, NY Urbana, OH United States Of America - Home Based, MA Union Springs, AL Union City, TN Uc Health Business Center - 3200 Burnet Ave - Cincinnati, OH Twinsburg, OH Tulsa, OK Tullahoma, TN Tucker, GA Troy, OH Trenton, NJ Towson, MD Totowa, NJ Tomball, TX Thousand Oak, CA Texas, USA Tempe, AZ Tarzana, CA Sylvania, OH Suffolk, VA Stow, OH Stevens Point, WI Steubenville, OH Sterling Heights, MI State College, PA Stamford, CT St. Paul, MN St. James, NY St Helens, OR St Charles, MN St Anthony, MN Spokane Valley, WA Spartanburg, SC Southaven, MS South Milwaukee, WI South Miami Heights, FL Slidell, LA Silverton, OR Shillington, PA Shaker Heights, OH Sf, CA Sedro Woolley, WA Sebring, FL Scottsboro, AL Santa Rosa, CA San Mateo, CA San Leandro, CA San Jose, CA Saint Paul, MN Saint James, NY Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center - Boise, ID Russellville, AR Ronkonkoma, NY Rome, NY Rogers City, MI Rock Springs, GA Robinson, IL Riverwoods, IL Riverbank, CA Ripley, TN Richardson, TX Reed City, MI Redwood City, CA Redding, CA Racine, WI Prattville, AL Portland, ME Plantation, FL Plainview, TX Pittsburg, KS Pittsboro, NC Pine Bluff, AR Philadelphia, PA Perrysburg, OH Peoria, IL Peoria, AZ Pensacola, FL Pecos, NM Payson, UT Paw Paw, MI Pasco County, FL Overland Park, KS Oskaloosa, IA Orrville, OH Oregon, USA Orange, CA Omaha, NE Old Hickory, TN Oak Harbor, OH Norwich, CT Niles, IL Niagara Falls, NY Newtown, PA Newark, DE New York, USA New Albany, OH National City, CA Muskogee, OK Muskegon, MI Muncie, IN Mountain View, CA Morristown, NJ Moraine, OH Moore, OK Moon Township, PA Montrose, MI Monticello, IN Monterey Park, CA Montana, USA Monsey, NY Monaca, PA Mobile, AL Mission Hills, CA Miramar, FL Minnetonka, MN Mineola, NY Milledgeville, GA Milford, OH Milford, NY Middlesboro, KY Middleburg Heights, OH Merrillville, IN Menifee, CA Melville, NY Medina, MN Medford, OR Mckinney, TX Mays Landing, NJ Massachusetts, MA Marianna, FL Mansfield, TX Mansfield, OH Manchester, TN Madison, SD Madison, GA Macon, GA Luke Afb, AZ Lubbock, TX Loveland, CO Louisville, KY Los Alamos, NM Lone Tree, CO Lodi, WI Lodi, OH Lino Lakes, MN Lexington, KY Lewiston, ID Lees Summit, MO Lebanon, TN Lebanon, KS Las Cruces, NM Lansing, MI Lancaster, SC Lake Saint Louis, MO Lake City, SC Lagrange, GA La Grange, KY Kyle, TX Kulpmont, PA Killeen, TX Kettering, OH Kernersville, NC Kaufman, TX Kalamazoo, MI Jacksonville, NC Jackson, CA Inglewood, CA Independence, OH Huntersville, NC Hudson, OH Holyoke, MA Holland, MI Hillsborough County, FL Herrin, IL Hermitage, PA Hayward, WI Haymarket, VA Haslet, TX Hartford, CT Harrison, NY Harrisburg, PA Harlingen, TX Hanover, PA Hackensack, NJ Grove, OK Greeley, CO Golden, CO Germantown, TN Garden City, KS Gallatin, TN Gaithersburg, MD Fruitland, ID Fremont, MI Freehold, NJ Frankfort, IN Fostoria, OH Fort Madison, IA Fort Collins, CO Fontana, CA Fond Du Lac, WI Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, AR Fargo, ND Fairlea, WV Fairhope, USA Fairfield, CA Española, NM Erie, PA Englewood, FL Endicott, NY Encinitas, CA Elroy, WI Elizabethton, TN El Cajon, CA Edina, MN Eden Prairie, MN Eau Claire, WI Dwight, IL Durango, CO Dumas, TX Duluth, MN Duarte, CA Dothan, AL Derry, NH Denver Metro, CO Denton, TX Delphi, IN Dekalb, IL Defuniak Springs, FL Defiance, OH Deerfield Beach, FL Danbury, CT Cullman, AL Covington, TN Coudersport, PA Corydon, IN Conway, AR Colton, NY Collierville, TN College Station, TX Clarion, PA Clackamas, OR City Of Orange, NJ Chico, CA Chevy Chase, MD Chesterfield, MO Chatham, NJ Chardon, OH Central Point, OR Cedar Rapids, IA Castle Rock, CO Casper, WY Carlinville, IL Cape May, NJ Butler, NJ Burlington, NC Brooklyn, NY Broken Arrow, OK Bridgeton, MO Bolivia, NC Boardman, OH Blue Springs, MO Big Rapids, MI Beverly Hills, CA Belton, MO Bellevue, WA Bellefontaine, OH Beckley, WV Beachwood, OH Baltimore, MD Avondale, AZ Avon, CT Austin, TX Auburn, MA Athens, TN Athens, GA Apple Valley, MN Apple Valley, CA Antioch, CA Anoka, MN Anaheim, CA Alpharetta, GA Allentown, PA Albuquerque, NM Alaska, USA Alachua, FL Abilene, TX
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Company

Bon Secours Mercy Health HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Kaiser Permanente Texas Health Resources University of Miami Centura Health Rochester Regional Health Cleveland Clinic Encompass Home Health Mayo Clinic UnitedHealth Group Providence Health & Services Sutter Health life care Hospital Corporation Of America (HCA) Baptist Memorial Health Care Fresenius Medical Care North America Novant Health Community Medical Centers of Fresno, CA MultiCare Health System Northwestern Memorial Healthcare BrightStar Care Houston Methodist Baylor Scott & White Health Prime Healthcare Denver Health WellStar Health Systems Good Shepherd Hospice Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS) Legacy Health Genesis Healthcare Healogics, Inc ProMedica Health System University of Southern California Geisinger Health System SCL Health Surgery Care Affiliates CVS Health Chesapeake Regional Healthcare Legacy Health Services North Shore Healthcare The Mount Sinai Health System AHMC Healthcare Children's Hospital Colorado LHC Group Mennonite Home Communities Nexion Health Management UPMC Berkshire Health Systems CVS Health Landmark Health Prestige Healthcare SSM Health The Christ Hospital Health Network University of Toledo Norman Regional Health System Northwest Florida Community Hospital PeaceHealth Queen's Health Systems Southern Illinois Healthcare Cedars-Sinai Childrens Hospital of Birmingham First Atlantic Health Care Humana SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Spectrum Health UC Health Vanderbilt University Medical Center West Tennessee Healthcare Benedictine Health System CHILDRENS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER OF AKRON Children's Hospital Boston Fairview Manor Genesis Health System HonorHealth Kindred Healthcare Operating, LLC Oregon Health & Science University ProMedica Health System Rady Children's Hospital San Diego Seven Hills Foundation University of Virginia WEST CHESTER MEDICAL CENTER (INC) Cambia Health Solutions Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care Floral Long Term Care George Washington University Hospital Heritage Operations Group Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Menno Haven Senior Living Mission Health NaphCare Northern Light Health Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Total Renal Care, Inc. Tower Health UCLA Health UNC Health Care WakeMed Health & Hospitals Woodside Senior Communities AccentCare, Inc. AdventHealth Air Methods Corporation AristaCare Artis Senior Living Ascension Health Aultman Health Foundation Boulder Community Hospital Bradford Manor CVS Health Cherokee Nation Colorado State CommonSpirit Health Conduent DaVita EAST LIVERPOOL CITY HOSPITAL Essentia Health Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hospice of the Valley Kettering Medical Center MD Anderson Cancer Center MEnD Correctional Care PLLC Maine Veterans' Homes MyFlorida Nationwide Children's Hospital Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care Seattle Children's Hospital Serenity Hospice Care Signature Service St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Tenet Healthcare The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Trilogy Health Services Virginia Mason Medical Warren Manor Wellpath White River Medical Center (Health System) 8451 Pearl Street Operating Company Dba Vibra Hosp Absolut Center of Endicott Actalent Advanced Care Partners Air Education and Training Command Allaire Rehab & Nursing AmeriHealth Caritas Assessment Intervention Management Bishop McCarthy Center Boston Scientific Corp. Brentwood Place Four Brentwood Place Three Brewster Ambulance Service BriteLife Recovery Brookdale Senior Living Buckeye Terrace Rehabilitation and Nursing Center CFG Health Network CLARITY CARE INC CSL Plasma Capital Health Catholic Health Services Central Valley Specialty Hospital Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center City of Hope Colorado Department of Human Services Community Medical and Dental Care Inc Compass Group, North America Conway Regional Heath System Cook Children''s Medical Center Cooper University Health Care Cooper University Hospital Court House Manor DBA Of BrightStar Care Grand Junction/Montrose Col Davita Diversicare Healthcare Services & Diversicare Ther Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing at Lodi Edison HHC Elevate Care Niles Elevate Care Riverwoods Elizabeth Seton Children’s Ethan Crossing Fine Care Center FutureCare GEO Corrections & Detentions Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing Gastro One Gastroenterology of the Rockies Great River Health Systems Hackensack Meridian Health Harrison Healthcare Center Henry Ford Health System Hospice Care of South Carolina Howard University Hospital Indiana University Health Infirmary Health Katmai Government Services Lancaster General Health Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation and Healing Letcher Manor Liberty Healthcare Corporation MINACT INC. Madison Regional Health System Mahaska Health Partnership Maricopa Integrated Health System Mary Rutan Hospital Mennonite Village Mercy Medical Center Clinton Methodist Health System Middlesboro Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility Moore County Hospital District Morris View Healthcare Center NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island Niagara Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Norwichtown Rehab and Care Center Onslow Memorial Hospital PRAHS Partnership HealthPlan of California Philips Presbyterian Healthcare Services Regent Management Services Riverview Healthcare Campus Seattle Children’s Hospital Select Employment Services (Regency Hospitals) Senior Living Properties LLC Sharp HealthCare Sodexo Sona Dermatology and MedSpa SonoBello Springhill Medical Center St. Anthony Health Center Sweden Valley Manor The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Barnwell The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Rome The Harbor at Hickory Hill The MENTOR Network The Methodist Hospitals The Wealshire, LLC Transitional Care of Las Vegas Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation and Healing UnityPoint Health University Hospitals Health System University of Wisconsin Madison VCA VIVA Pediatrics VNA Van Wert Manor Women's Care USA e CancerCare
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Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
09/19/2021
No

Critical Care Nurses Salary Guide 2021

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