Wound Care Nurse Salary

Average Wound Care Nurses in the United States make around $27.96 per hour. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geography, followed by experience level and the particular employer. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Wound Care Nurses is high. Female Wound Care Nurses far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$47,080 - $94,687
$47K
$65K
$95K
MEDIAN: $65,306
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$20.09 - $37.54
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$0$94K
Salary $47,080 - $94,687
Bonus $1,000
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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$43,565 - $82,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 111
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $20.09 - $37.54
Overtime $27.70 - $54.72
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $1,000
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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$43,565 - $82,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 456

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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


Wound Care Nurses seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Ostomy, ostomy care, WCC, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care. Wound Care is a skill commonly found among those who know Ostomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Wound Care Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Wound Care Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Wound Care Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Wound Care Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 118 salaries. A Wound Care Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,539

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

Wound Care Nurses will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Wound Care Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent), Richmond (+10 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Birmingham. Employers also pay below the national average in Kansas City (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Wound Care Nurse

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$61,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Ostomy
▲9%

ostomy care
▲8%

National Average
$61,000

WCC
▼1%

▼2%

Hyperbaric Therapy
▼3%

Long Term Care
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 29%
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