Most Wound Care Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.77 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by tenure and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, roughly one in four claim no health benefits at all. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,366 - $90,850
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,076
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$19.63 - $38.69
(Median)
$20
$28
$39
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$44,366 - $90,850  
   
Bonus
$2,750  
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).
)
$41,701 - $83,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.63 - $38.69  
   
Overtime
$26.42 - $52.97  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,750  
   
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).
)
$41,701 - $83,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 414
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Wound Care Nurse

Wound care nurses work in hospitals and other medical facilities, or for an agency to treat patients at home, and must be licensed and meet all education requirements. They must ensure that the rooms in which they treat patients and all instruments and materials are clean and organized, and must demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for all patients. They must also document progress in their patients' medical records and report all concerns to their supervisor or their patients' doctors. Physicians must be informed immediately if there are changes to patients' skin conditions or a wound does not seem to heal or becomes worse.

Read More...

Wound Care Nurse Tasks

  • Document patient interactions, discharge summaries, orders and other data.
  • Develop and explain treatment plans, including medications and discharge plans.
  • Examine patients and wounds, obtaining health history and ordering testing if merited.
  • Apply and remove dressings, clean wounds and interpret test results.

Wound Care Nurse Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Wound Care Nurse


Popular Skills for Wound Care Nurse


Survey results show that Wound Care Nurses use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in WCC, Ostomy, ostomy care, and Hyperbaric Therapy are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 16 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Long Term Care. Hyperbaric Therapy and Wound Care are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurse

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


For many Wound Care Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $57K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $62K. Wound Care Nurses with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $64K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $66K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Wound Care Nurse Salaries

WCC
up arrow 16%

Ostomy
up arrow 10%

ostomy care
up arrow 9%

Hyperbaric Therapy
0%

National Average
$60,000

Wound Care
up arrow 1%

Long Term Care
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 27%
ADVERTISEMENT