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Clinical Educator Salary

With over one-half of Clinical Educators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $52K to $94K per year and averages out to $71K per year. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Clinical Educators is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$52,376 - $94,450
(Median)
$52K
$71K
$94K
MEDIAN: $70,547
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50%
90%

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$24.57 - $43.77
(Median)
$25
$33
$44
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$52,376 - $94,450  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,131  
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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$51,943 - $94,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 264
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$24.57 - $43.77  
   
Overtime
$8.94 - $87.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,131  
   
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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$51,943 - $94,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124

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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 who transition into an upper level Clinical Nurse Specialist position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Clinical Nurse Specialist makes $75K a year.

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Clinical Educators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $64K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Clinical Educators make a median salary of $73K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $75K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Educator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$70,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Clinical Educator Salaries

Nursing Informatics
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 2%

National Average
$70,000

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
20%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%