Clinical Nurse Leader Salary

The average Clinical Nurse Leader in the United States earns approximately $75K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Clinical Nurse Leaders claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women account for the majority of Clinical Nurse Leaders who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact.

$51,419 - $100,987
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$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,963
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$24.48 - $41.22
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MEDIAN: $34.10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,419 - $100,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$51,450 - $98,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$24.48 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
   
Profit Sharing
$250.00  
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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$51,450 - $98,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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

  • 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.
  • Collect and evaluate patient outcomes, assess cohort risk, and assert decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Leader

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Nurse Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Nurse Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Nurse Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Clinical Nurse Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 35 salaries. A Clinical Nurse Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 19 salaries.

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Leader

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Leader Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲3%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 18%
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