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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 $29.88 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $21.98 per hour and $40.98. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, Oncology Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$42,776 - $88,345
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,345
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$21.98 - $40.98
(Median)
$22
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,776 - $88,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
Profit Sharing
$513 - $6,380  
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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$45,469 - $88,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 112
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.98 - $40.98  
   
Overtime
$8.00 - $72.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,981  
   
Profit Sharing
$513 - $6,380  
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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$45,469 - $88,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 279

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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


Typical Oncology Nurses report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Chemotherapy, Oncology, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Hospice. Most people skilled in Medicine / Surgery are similarly competent in 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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Oncology Nurses bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Oncology Nurses with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $77K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$63,000


Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

Chemotherapy
up arrow 13%

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 62 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 14%
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