Clinical Nurse Leader Salary

Average Clinical Nurse Leaders in the United States make around $75K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women account for the majority of Clinical Nurse Leaders who took the survey — 88 percent to be exact. A strong majority have medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. For the most part, Clinical Nurse Leaders enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,975 - $100,094
$51K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,689
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$24.46 - $41.22
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MEDIAN: $34.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,975 - $100,094  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
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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$51,132 - $97,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$24.46 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $98.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,757  
   
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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$51,132 - $97,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $67K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $75K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Clinical Nurse Leaders who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $85K.

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Leader

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
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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 11 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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