A Nurse Educator earns an average salary of $66,093 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Hospital Education is associated with high pay for this job.
Nurse Educator Total Pay (?
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$47,990 - $90,667
(Median)
48K
66K
79K
91K
MEDIAN: $66,092
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Nurse Educator Total Pay (?
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$24.61 - $46.71
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32
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47
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$47,990 - $90,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,000  
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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$49,128 - $93,763  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.61 - $46.71  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,066  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,967  
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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$49,128 - $93,763  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,277
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Job Description for Nurse Educator
A nurse educator oversees the continuing education and evaluation of the nursing staff and caregivers. They normally work with hospital administrators to develop continuing education programs and evaluations for the staff at their institution, as well as help set policies and create systems related to patient care. The nurse educator analyzes a wide spectrum of healthcare needs to provide the best educational resources for staff of a hospital or clinic. They must be able to facilitate training, evaluations, and any necessary employee remediation. This may involve development of manuals, training guides, and a variety of procedures and systems. The nurse educator typically delivers presentations to larger groups both in person and via teleconference.
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Nurse Educator Tasks
  • Analyze practice and standards to identify gaps and design educational initiatives to improve care.
  • Manage and coordinate educational activities and documentation.
  • Support and guide clinical staff in learning, applying, and implementing care guidelines, processes, and standards.
  • Participate in performance evaluations of clinical staff.
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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Educator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
up arrow 43%
Los Angeles
up arrow 32%
Houston
up arrow 22%
Philadelphia
up arrow 18%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
Denver
up arrow 11%
Dallas
up arrow 6%
Indianapolis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$67,000
San Antonio
up arrow 2%
Baltimore
up arrow 4%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Cincinnati
up arrow 5%
St. Louis
up arrow 13%
Kansas City
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Nurse Educator Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Educator Salaries

Hospital Education
up arrow 31%
Cardiology
up arrow 7%
Clinical Education
up arrow 4%
Critical Care
up arrow 4%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$67,000
Acute Care
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
28%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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