Wound Care Nurse Salary

Pay for Wound Care Nurses in the United States sits in the ballpark of $27.90 per hour. Compensation ranges between $19.57 per hour and $37.81. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Wound Care Nurses who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,472 - $83,417
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$83K
MEDIAN: $66,207
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$19.57 - $37.81
(Median)
$20
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,472 - $83,417  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$42,378 - $81,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $37.81  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $52.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$42,378 - $81,273  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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Job Description for Wound Care Nurse

  • 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.

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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $58K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $65K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Wound Care Nurses see a median salary of $67K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $69K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 23%
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