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Clinical Nurse Leader Salary

For Clinical Nurse Leaders, yearly average wages total $77K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Female Clinical Nurse Leaders far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The majority of Clinical Nurse Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$52,430 - $101,854
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MEDIAN: $77,100
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$23.67 - $44.43
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,430 - $101,854  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
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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$52,005 - $100,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.67 - $44.43  
   
Overtime
$30.91 - $68.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,411  
   
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).
)
$52,005 - $100,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $64K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. Clinical Nurse Leaders claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $78K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $83K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Leader Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%