Wound Care Nurses in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $27.81 per hour for pay. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one-fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the greater part have dental, too. Most Wound Care Nurses like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,178 - $91,393
$45K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,484
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50%
90%

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$19.77 - $38.39
$20
$28
$38
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$45,178 - $91,393  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$42,325 - $83,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.77 - $38.39  
   
Overtime
$25.03 - $52.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,500  
   
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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$42,325 - $83,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 420

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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 report using a wide range of professional 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. Experience with Ostomy is often linked with knowledge of Wound Care.

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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $57K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $64K.

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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 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Ostomy
up arrow 10%

ostomy care
up arrow 9%

WCC
0%

National Average
$60,000


Hyperbaric Therapy
up arrow 2%

Long Term Care
up arrow 16%

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
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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