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Wound Care Nurse Salary

The average Wound Care Nurse in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $27.69 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $19.58 per hour to $37.41. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Wound Care Nurses report high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, nearly one in four claim no health benefits at all. The vast majority of Wound Care Nurses (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,255 - $84,530
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$85K
MEDIAN: $67,023
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90%

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$19.58 - $37.41
(Median)
$20
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,255 - $84,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
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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$42,359 - $80,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.58 - $37.41  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $52.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,000  
   
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).
)
$42,359 - $80,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Wound Care Nurses — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. Wound Care Nurses bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Wound Care Nurses with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $68K.

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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

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
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 24%
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