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Wound Care Nurse Salary

Median pay for Wound Care Nurses in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $27.53 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $19.48 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $37.39. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Wound Care Nurses (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Wound Care Nurses is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half.

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

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$19.48 - $37.39
(Median)
$19
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$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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$42,014 - $80,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.48 - $37.39  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $51.54  
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).
)
$42,014 - $80,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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.


Wound Care Nurses with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $57K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $65K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income 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 34 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 23%