Nurse Oncology Salary

Women account for the majority of Oncology Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $31.21 per hour. Total cash compensation to Oncology Nurses bottoms out near $48K and approaches $92K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Oncology Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the larger part collect vision insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$46,563 - $89,235
$47K
$68K
$89K
MEDIAN: $67,525
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$22.92 - $44.36
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$46,563 - $89,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$47,582 - $91,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$22.92 - $44.36  
   
Overtime
$3.93 - $67.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,995  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$47,582 - $91,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 322

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Job Description for Nurse Oncology

A nurse in the oncology field deals with the treatment of cancer patients. The nurse may assist an oncologist and other physicians in providing care to inpatients or outpatients. This job can be highly stressful, especially when working with an emergency department and/or with terminally ill patients. Chemotherapy may be carried out to the patient by the nurse, as designated by the physician. The nurse will have to administer IVs through various methods. Medication may be administered by the nurse.

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Nurse Oncology Tasks

  • Adapt and provide nursing care for patients undergoing oncology treatment and monitoring.
  • Design outpatient care plans and communicate with patients and families about updates and changes.
  • Educate and council patients and families on medical information and treatment details.

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Popular Skills for Nurse Oncology


Oncology Nurses seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in INFUSION, Pediatrics, Chemotherapy, and Oncology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Hospice, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery. Most people experienced in Acute Care also know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Oncology

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Oncology has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Oncology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 185 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Oncology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Nurse Oncology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 114 salaries. A Nurse Oncology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 112 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Oncology

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$67,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

INFUSION
▲13%

Pediatrics
▲10%

Chemotherapy
▲5%

▲2%

National Average
$67,000


▼3%

Hospice
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 15%