Nurse Educator Salary (United States)

A Nurse Educator earns an average salary of $66,569 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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$48,573 - $90,650
(Median)
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67K
79K
91K
MEDIAN: $66,568
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Nurse Educator Total Pay (?
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$24.60 - $46.28
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32
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46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$48,573 - $90,650  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,094  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,787  
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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$49,492 - $93,451  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$24.60 - $46.28  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,094  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $9,787  
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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$49,492 - $93,451  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,209
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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 42%
Los Angeles
up arrow 32%
Philadelphia
up arrow 19%
Houston
up arrow 17%
Denver
up arrow 16%
Chicago
up arrow 15%
Dallas
up arrow 5%
Tampa
up arrow 3%
National Average
$67,000
San Antonio
up arrow 1%
Indianapolis
up arrow 3%
Atlanta
up arrow 4%
Cleveland
up arrow 5%
Orlando
up arrow 7%
Kansas City
up arrow 12%
St. Louis
up arrow 15%
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Experience Affects Nurse Educator Salaries

National Average
$67,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Educator Salaries

Hospital Education
up arrow 20%
Cardiology
up arrow 7%
Clinical Education
up arrow 4%
Labor & Delivery, Birthing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$67,000
Acute Care
up arrow 1%
Pediatrics
up arrow 24%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
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
27%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 16%
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