Clinical Educator Salary

Over one-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 per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. For the most part, Clinical Educators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$52,101 - $93,654

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$24.93 - $44.49

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,101 - $93,654  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,562  
Total Pay (?
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$52,368 - $93,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.93 - $44.49  
   
Overtime
$8.94 - $87.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,562  
   
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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$52,368 - $93,757  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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' salaries tend to stay somewhat constant even when they advance into higher-level positions like Clinical Nurse Specialist. On average, Clinical Nurse Specialists get paid about the same as Clinical Educators do.

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Clinical Educators note just a narrow range of job skills. 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.


For Clinical Educators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. For Clinical Educators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $73K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Clinical Educator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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
22%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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