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.
|Salary||$47,080 - $94,687|
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|$43,565 - $82,965|
|Hourly Rate||$20.09 - $37.54|
|Overtime||$27.70 - $54.72|
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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.Read More...
Wound care nurses must have strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent bedside manner, and must be willing to listen to patients and their parents or guardians. A background check and drug test may be required for this position, and wound care nurses should be flexible in order to work on rotating shifts during days, evenings, nights, or weekends. Additional training and/or relevant workshops and basic computer skills may also be necessary in order to enter patients' data and progress into a computer database. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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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