Nurse Oncology Salary

Most Oncology Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $31.24 per hour. Total cash compensation to Oncology Nurses approaches anywhere from $48K on the lower end to $92K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $4K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Oncology Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$47,823 - $91,016
$48K
$69K
$91K
MEDIAN: $69,028
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$23.08 - $44.30
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$0$92K
Salary $47,823 - $91,016
Bonus $0.00 - $2,949
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,878
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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$48,463 - $92,086
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
Hourly Data $0$68
Hourly Rate $23.08 - $44.30
Hourly Tips $17.50
Overtime $4.79 - $68.17
Annual Data $0$92K
Bonus $0.00 - $2,949
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $3,878
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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$48,463 - $92,086
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 365

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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 report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in INFUSION, Pediatrics, Chemotherapy, and Oncology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Hospice, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery. For most people, competency in Acute Care indicates knowledge of 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 68 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

▼0%

National Average
$67,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

INFUSION
▲12%

Pediatrics
▲10%

Chemotherapy
▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$67,000


▼4%

Hospice
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 68 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 17%
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