Clinical Nurse Leader Salary

Clinical Nurse Leaders in the United States pull down an average of $77K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a majority earn vision coverage. The vast majority (85 percent) of Clinical Nurse Leaders who took the survey are female. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,849 - $102,553

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$23.39 - $45.48

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$51,849 - $102,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$51,522 - $101,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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Hourly Rate
$23.39 - $45.48  
   
Overtime
$8.86 - $69.53  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $5,500  
   
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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$51,522 - $101,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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Job Description for Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical nurse leaders are responsible for leading all clinical nursing tasks within their organization. They are in charge of completing a variety of nursing activities and motivating other nurses to reach all clinical goals in a timely manner.

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Clinical Nurse Leader Tasks

  • Put evidence-based practice into action to ensure that patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery.
  • Oversee the lateral integration of care for a distinct group of patients and actively provide direct patient care in complex situations.
  • Collect and evaluate patient outcomes, assess cohort risk, and assert decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary.
  • Comply with health organization's different credentialing affiliations and ensuring policies are adhered to.
  • Function as part of an inter-professional team by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Leader

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


Clinical Nurse Leaders with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $64K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. Clinical Nurse Leaders see a median salary of $78K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Clinical Nurse Leaders reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $84K.

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Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Leader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$75,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 7%
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