Nurse Educator Salary

The average pay for a Nurse Educator is $72,020 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$52,108 - $96,801
$52K
$72K
$97K
MEDIAN: $72,290
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$26.36 - $48.16
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$48
MEDIAN: $35.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$52,108 - $96,801  
   
Bonus
$800 - $14,483  
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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$53,368 - $98,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 825
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$26.36 - $48.16  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $75.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$800 - $14,483  
   
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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$53,368 - $98,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 396

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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

  • Support and guide clinical staff in learning, applying, and implementing care guidelines, processes, and standards.
  • Participate in performance evaluations of clinical staff.
  • Analyze practice and standards to identify gaps and design educational initiatives to improve care.
  • Manage and coordinate educational activities and documentation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Educator

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Educator has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Educator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 397 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Educator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 374 salaries. An experienced Nurse Educator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 381 salaries. A Nurse Educator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 296 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,768

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Nurse Educator Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Nurse Educator

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Nurse Educator Salaries

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$73,000

▼5%

▼8%

Skills That Affect Nurse Educator Salaries

Dialysis
▲5%


Medicine / Surgery
▲2%


Operating Room / OR
▲1%

National Average
$73,000

Critical Care
▼1%

Oncology
▼3%

Recovery / Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
▼4%

Hospital Education
▼11%

Health Education
▼12%

Training Program Development
▼14%

registered nurse
▼25%

Pediatrics
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 20%
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