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Nurse Oncology Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Oncology Nurses in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $29.83 per hour. Earnings sit near $22.07 per hour on the lower side but can approach $41.30 on the higher side. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Oncology Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,963 - $88,531
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$43K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,116
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$22.07 - $41.30
(Median)
$22
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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Salary
$42,963 - $88,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
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$46,059 - $89,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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Hourly Rate
$22.07 - $41.30  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $72.41  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
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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$46,059 - $89,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271

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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 a narrow range of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Oncology, Acute Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Hospice are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospice. Most people familiar with Medicine / Surgery also know Acute Care.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Oncology

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


For many Oncology Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $56K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. For Oncology Nurses, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Oncology Nurse generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $77K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
0%

National Average
$63,000

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%

Hospice
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%