Clinical Educators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $72K annually, but may range from $53K to $99K per year. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Clinical Educators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,002 - $96,097
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$52K
$72K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,842
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$25.74 - $49.23
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$26
$36
$49
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$52,002 - $96,097  
   
Bonus
$604 - $20,511  
Total Pay (?
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$53,237 - $99,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 258
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.74 - $49.23  
   
Overtime
$34.25 - $76.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$604 - $20,511  
   
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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$53,237 - $99,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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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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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. The average inexperienced worker earns $65K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $69K. Clinical Educators bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $81K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 16%

registered nurse
up arrow 9%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 6%

Nursing Informatics
0%

National Average
$73,000

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

Training Program Development
up arrow 15%

Hospital Education
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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