Clinical Educator Salary

With over one-half of Clinical Educators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Clinical Educators is $71K annually and can range from $52K on the lower end to $95K per year near the higher end. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Clinical Educators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,650 - $93,795
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$94K
MEDIAN: $70,767
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$25.26 - $46.63
(Median)
$25
$35
$47
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,650 - $93,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,582  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$52,457 - $95,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 340
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$25.26 - $46.63  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $79.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,582  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$52,457 - $95,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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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.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Educator


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Clinical Educators sometimes move into a Clinical Nurse Specialist role, where the salary is similar.

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Typical Clinical Educators report a focused set of job 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $66K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $67K. Clinical Educators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $74K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $76K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$71,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Nursing Informatics
up arrow 2%

Clinical Education
0%

National Average
$71,000

Hospital Education
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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