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Clinical Educator Salary

Clinical Educators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $71K per year on average but can range from $52K to $95K per year. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Women make up the vast majority of Clinical Educators (90 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$52,870 - $94,513
(Median)
$53K
$71K
$95K
MEDIAN: $70,675
10%
50%
90%

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$24.71 - $44.62
(Median)
$25
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $33.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,870 - $94,513  
   
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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$52,290 - $94,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.71 - $44.62  
   
Overtime
$8.94 - $87.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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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$52,290 - $94,764  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Clinical Nurse Specialist. Median pay for Clinical Nurse Specialists is $75K.

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Job skills reported by Clinical Educators are limited. 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.


Clinical Educators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $65K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $65K. Clinical Educators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $73K. 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 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Nursing Informatics
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$71,000

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
19%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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