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Nurse Oncology Salary (United States)

Oncology Nurses in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $29.89 per hour for pay. Earnings generally vary between $21.81 per hour and $43.04. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction for Oncology Nurses is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Nurse Oncology Salary (?
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$44,974 - $87,044
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $63,833
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Nurse Oncology Salary (?
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$21.81 - $43.04
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,974 - $87,044  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
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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$45,949 - $90,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$21.81 - $43.04  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $70.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,997  
   
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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$45,949 - $90,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 257
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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.

Nurse Oncology Job Listings

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Popular Skills for Nurse Oncology

Oncology Nurses typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Oncology, Acute Care, Medicine / Surgery, and Hospice are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Hospice. Most people who know 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.
Oncology Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. Oncology Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $69K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $76K.

Pay Difference By Location

Seattle
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Philadelphia
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Houston
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Nashville
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National Average
$63,000
New York
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Dallas
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With a pay rate for Oncology Nurses that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Oncology Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+23 percent) and Houston (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Dallas, which sits 4 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

Oncology
up arrow 2%
Acute Care
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National Average
$63,000
Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 1%
Hospice
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%