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Wound Care Nurse Salary (United States)

Wound Care Nurses in the United States can expect wages of $27.39 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $19.45 per hour to $37.72. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Wound Care Nurses who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While some workers in this profession — just over a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Wound Care Nurse Salary (?
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$44,102 - $85,570
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MEDIAN: $67,954
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Wound Care Nurse Salary (?
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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$19.45 - $37.72
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,102 - $85,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$42,491 - $81,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.45 - $37.72  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $51.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,000  
   
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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$42,491 - $81,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $64K. Wound Care Nurses who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $67K. Wound Care Nurses who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

Pay Difference By Location

Dallas
up arrow 24%
Houston
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National Average
$60,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
With a pay rate for Wound Care Nurses that is 24 percent greater than the national average, Dallas offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Wound Care Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+23 percent).

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Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$60,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 23%