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Average Clinical Nurse Leader Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Clinical Nurse Leader is $35.80.
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$27 - $48
$175 - $14,544
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$57,589 - $103,965
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What Do Clinical Nurse Leaders Do?

Clinical Nurse Leader Tasks
  • Comply with health organization's different credentialing affiliations and ensuring policies are adhered to.
  • Function as part of an inter-professional team by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.
  • Collect and evaluate patient outcomes, assess cohort risk, and assert decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary.
  • Put evidence-based practice into action to ensure that patients benefit from the latest innovations in care delivery.
  • Oversee the lateral integration of care for a distinct group of patients and actively provide direct patient care in complex situations.

Job Satisfaction for Clinical Nurse Leader

3.6 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Nurse Leader

The top respondents for the job title Clinical Nurse Leader are from the companies Tucson Medical Center, Lahey Clinic and Rochester Regional Health. Reported salaries are highest at Lahey Clinic where the average pay is $44.87. Rochester Regional Health pays the lowest at around $36.00.

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What Are Popular Skills for Clinical Nurse Leaders?

Skills in Team Leadership, Clinical Supervision, Clinical Education, People Management and Clinical Assessment are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Leaders?

An entry-level Clinical Nurse Leader with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34.42 based on 10 salaries. An early career Clinical Nurse Leader with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $31.79 based on 72 salaries. A mid-career Clinical Nurse Leader with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34.85 based on 64 salaries. An experienced Clinical Nurse Leader with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $37.97 based on 58 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $42.
Employees with Clinical Nurse Leader in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 43.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (22.2% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (20.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Rochester, New York (7.2% less) and Columbus, Ohio (0.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 245 survey responses.
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