Wound Care Nurse Salary

Median pay for Wound Care Nurses in the United States is around $27.70 per hour. Pay ranges from $19.60 per hour on the low end to $37.53 on the high end. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. For the most part, Wound Care Nurses enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Wound Care Nurses (90 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$44,409 - $83,574

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$19.60 - $37.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$44,409 - $83,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$42,156 - $80,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$19.60 - $37.53  
   
Overtime
$21.14 - $50.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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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$42,156 - $80,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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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.


For many Wound Care Nurses, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $58K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $64K. Wound Care Nurses see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Wound Care Nurses reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $68K.

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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 25%
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