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Nurse Oncology Salary

Most Oncology Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $29.86 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $22.01 per hour, and the top verges on $41.26. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, Oncology Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,549 - $88,283
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,141
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$22.01 - $41.26
(Median)
$22
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,549 - $88,283  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $6,380  
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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$45,699 - $89,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.01 - $41.26  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $72.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $6,380  
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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$45,699 - $89,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 282
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Job Description for Nurse Oncology

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

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Popular Skills for Nurse Oncology


Oncology Nurses report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Chemotherapy, Oncology, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Hospice. Those familiar with Medicine / Surgery also tend to know Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Oncology

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Oncology Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $55K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. Oncology Nurses bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $77K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

Chemotherapy
up arrow 13%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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