Nurse Oncology Salary

Women account for the majority of Oncology Nurses in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $29.84 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $22.08 per hour and $41.87. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,890 - $88,861
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $62,400
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$22.08 - $41.87
(Median)
$22
$30
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,890 - $88,861  
   
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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$45,912 - $89,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.08 - $41.87  
   
Overtime
$4.21 - $73.41  
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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$45,912 - $89,326  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 284
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Oncology Nurses who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Chemotherapy, Oncology, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospice. Those proficient in Medicine / Surgery are, more often than not, 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $56K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. Oncology Nurses bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $78K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%


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 61 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
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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