Clinical Educator Salary

Slightly more than half of Clinical Educators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $52K to $94K per year, and the average comes out to $71K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, Clinical Educators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$52,019 - $93,729
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$94K
MEDIAN: $70,940
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$24.76 - $44.49
(Median)
$25
$34
$44
MEDIAN: $33.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,019 - $93,729  
   
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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$52,136 - $94,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.76 - $44.49  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $87.05  
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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$52,136 - $94,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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 report a narrow range of specific skills. Those who have experience with Nursing Informatics, Clinical Education, and Hospital Education can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospital Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Educator

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Clinical Educators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $66K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $66K. Clinical Educators see a median salary of $73K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Clinical Educators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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 48 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: 87% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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