Nurse Oncology Salary

Oncology Nurses in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $29.90 per hour. Earnings generally vary between $22.07 per hour and $41.98. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Oncology Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,779 - $88,978
(Median)
$44K
$63K
$89K
MEDIAN: $62,612
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$22.07 - $41.98
(Median)
$22
$30
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,779 - $88,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
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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$45,861 - $89,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.07 - $41.98  
   
Overtime
$4.30 - $72.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
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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$45,861 - $89,943  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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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 using a wide range of professional skills. 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. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $56K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $71K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $78K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

Chemotherapy
up arrow 15%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Hospice
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 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
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 15%
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