Wound Care Nurse Salary

Most Wound Care Nurses in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $27.79 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by residence, followed by career length and the specific company. Some workers in this field — slightly less than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. Most Wound Care Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,794 - $91,556
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$64K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,092
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$19.74 - $38.63
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MEDIAN: $27.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,794 - $91,556  
   
Bonus
$1,850  
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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$42,349 - $83,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.74 - $38.63  
   
Overtime
$25.17 - $52.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,850  
   
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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$42,349 - $83,427  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 414

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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.

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Wound Care Nurse Tasks

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

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Popular Skills for Wound Care Nurse


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Ostomy, ostomy care, WCC, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Long Term Care. Wound Care is a skill commonly found among those who know Ostomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurse

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


Wound Care Nurses with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $57K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Wound Care Nurses claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,174

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston is home to an above-average pay rate for Wound Care Nurses, 35 percent higher than the national average. Wound Care Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+15 percent), Richmond (+11 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Trailing the national average by 14 percent, Birmingham is the market with the smallest paychecks. Kansas City and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Wound Care Nurse

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

Experienced
▲5%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$60,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Ostomy
▲10%

ostomy care
▲9%

WCC
▼0%

National Average
$60,000

▼1%

Hyperbaric Therapy
▼2%

Long Term Care
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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