The average pay for a Nurse Educator is $71,576 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$51,809 - $96,180
(Median)
$52K
$72K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,575
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$26.38 - $48.63
(Median)
$26
$35
$49
MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,809 - $96,180  
   
Bonus
$651 - $15,205  
Total Pay (?
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$53,082 - $98,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 802
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$26.38 - $48.63  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $84.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$651 - $15,205  
   
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).
)
$53,082 - $98,953  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 370
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,140

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Nurse Educator Reviews

What is it like working as a Nurse Educator?

Nurse Educator in Phenix City:
"A lot of weight on your shoulders."
Pros: That I can change how we take care of patients by staying up to date with new procedures.
Cons: Can be over whelming.

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Experience Affects Nurse Educator Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Nurse Educator Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 4%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

Clinical Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Critical Care
up arrow 1%

Oncology
up arrow 2%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
up arrow 3%

Health Education
up arrow 12%

Hospital Education
up arrow 12%

Operating Room / OR
up arrow 12%

Training Program Development
up arrow 15%

Pediatrics
up arrow 17%

registered nurse
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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