Clinical Educators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent slightly more than half of Clinical Educators. Salaries average out to around $73K annually and spread from $53K to $101K per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,656 - $98,023
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$73K
$98K
MEDIAN: $72,598
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$25.37 - $49.73
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MEDIAN: $35.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,656 - $98,023  
   
Bonus
$604 - $20,511  
Total Pay (?
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$52,601 - $100,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$25.37 - $49.73  
   
Overtime
$34.52 - $76.31  
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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$52,601 - $100,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Clinical Educator


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As Clinical Educators make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Clinical Nurse Specialist position pays around the same amount as the Clinical Educator job on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Educator

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


For Clinical Educators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $70K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $65K. On average, Clinical Educators make $80K following one to two decades on the job. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $82K on average.

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Key Stats for Clinical Educator

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
029
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Clinical Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$73,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 16%

registered nurse
up arrow 9%

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
up arrow 6%

Training Program Development
up arrow 3%

National Average
$73,000


Nursing Informatics
up arrow 1%

Hospital Education
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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