Nurse Oncology Salary

Oncology Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $29.82 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $22.10 per hour and $42.25. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Oncology Nurses. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,054 - $88,689

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$22.10 - $42.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$44,054 - $88,689  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,955  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,860  
Total Pay (?
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$45,998 - $89,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.10 - $42.25  
   
Overtime
$4.30 - $72.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,955  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,860  
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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$45,998 - $89,510  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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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 note just a narrow range of job 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. It is often found that people who know Medicine / Surgery are also skilled in Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Oncology

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


For Oncology Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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. For Oncology Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $71K. Oncology Nurses who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $78K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 12%


National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

Chemotherapy
up arrow 16%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$63,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

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