The larger portion of Oncology Nurses in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $31.51 per hour. Cash earnings for Oncology Nurses — which occasionally include more than $3K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $92K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. Most Oncology Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$45,808 - $88,978
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MEDIAN: $66,344
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$23.05 - $44.42
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,808 - $88,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,904  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,508 - $91,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$23.05 - $44.42  
   
Overtime
$4.14 - $68.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$47,508 - $91,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 329

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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 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Hospice and Acute Care. Most people experienced in Acute Care also know Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Oncology

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Oncology Nurses — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $58K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $67K. Oncology Nurses see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $76K.

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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 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$67,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

INFUSION
up arrow 13%

Pediatrics
up arrow 10%

Chemotherapy
up arrow 5%


National Average
$67,000



Hospice
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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