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Clinical Educator Salary

The majority of Clinical Educators in the United States — more than half — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $52K to $95K per year, and the median is $71K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Clinical Educators is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance.

$52,515 - $94,478
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$94K
MEDIAN: $70,660
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90%

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$24.66 - $44.24
(Median)
$25
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,515 - $94,478  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,583  
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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$52,043 - $94,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.66 - $44.24  
   
Overtime
$9.00 - $87.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,583  
   
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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$52,043 - $94,567  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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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Survey results show that Clinical Educators typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Nursing Informatics, Clinical Education, and Hospital Education can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Hospital Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Educator

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


Clinical Educators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $65K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $73K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $75K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Clinical Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Nursing Informatics
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$70,000

Hospital Education
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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