Clinical Educator Salary

With a little over a half of Clinical Educators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Clinical Educators is $71K annually and can range from $52K on the lower end to $94K per year near the higher end. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Clinical Educators. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$52,376 - $93,796
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$94K
MEDIAN: $70,940
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$24.90 - $44.62
(Median)
$25
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,376 - $93,796  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,758  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,251 - $94,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.90 - $44.62  
   
Overtime
$8.94 - $87.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,758  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$52,251 - $94,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141
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Job Description for Clinical Educator

While the job specifics of a clinical educator may vary depending on the field in which he/she works, the general outline of this career is often the same. Generally speaking, a clinical educator works by training others with clinical knowledge, typically in a specialized field. The clinical educator provides information - sometimes in the classroom, other times in the field - and may work with anyone from nurses and clinicians-in-training to insurance personnel, public healthcare workers, and even individual patients.

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Clinical Educator Tasks

  • Educate individuals by assisting in the management and prevention of illness and disease.
  • Counsel individuals on basic rules of good nutrition and healthy eating habits.
  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Prepare and distribute health education materials, including bulletins, and visual aids.

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Clinical Educators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Nursing Informatics, Clinical Education, and Hospital Education can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Hospital Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Educator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $66K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Clinical Educators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $75K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Nursing Informatics
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$71,000

Hospital Education
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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