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Wound Care Nurse Salary

An average Wound Care Nurse in the United States can expect to take home roughly $27.56 per hour. Pay generally varies between $19.43 per hour and $37.45. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Wound Care Nurses are female. Job satisfaction for Wound Care Nurses is high.

$44,000 - $85,284
(Median)
$44K
$67K
$85K
MEDIAN: $67,431
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50%
90%

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$19.43 - $37.45
(Median)
$19
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,000 - $85,284  
   
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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$41,901 - $80,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.43 - $37.45  
   
Overtime
$21.64 - $52.53  
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.
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$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).
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$41,901 - $80,911  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 221

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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 $57K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $67K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of 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 7%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 24%
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