Wound Care Nurse Salary

Most Wound Care Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.72 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $19.70 per hour, and the top verges on $37.52. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Wound Care Nurses is high. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, roughly a fourth claim no health benefits at all.

$43,633 - $86,967
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,662
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$19.70 - $37.52
(Median)
$20
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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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.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,633 - $86,967  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
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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$42,021 - $80,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.70 - $37.52  
   
Overtime
$24.83 - $51.44  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
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).
)
$42,021 - $80,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 349
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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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Wound Care Nurses who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Wound Care and Long Term Care are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Long Term Care as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurse

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $58K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $65K. Wound Care Nurses see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Wound Care Nurse with more than 20 years of experience can earn $67K on average.

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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Wound Care
0%

National Average
$61,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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