Clinical Nurse Leader Salary

Clinical Nurse Leaders in the United States take home approximately $75K per year on average. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The vast majority of Clinical Nurse Leaders (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Clinical Nurse Leaders, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,519 - $98,826
$54K
$75K
$99K
MEDIAN: $74,761
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50%
90%

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$25.66 - $42.31
$26
$34
$42
MEDIAN: $33.79
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$0$98K
Salary $53,519 - $98,826
Bonus $0.00 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $250.00
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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$53,739 - $96,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $25.66 - $42.31
Overtime $-0.50 - $99.33
Annual Data $0$96K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,055
Profit Sharing $250.00
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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$53,739 - $96,909
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

Job Description for Clinical Nurse Leader

Clinical nurse leaders are responsible for leading all clinical nursing tasks within their organization. They are in charge of completing a variety of nursing activities and motivating other nurses to reach all clinical goals in a timely manner.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nurse Leader

Pay by Experience for a Clinical Nurse Leader has a positive trend. An entry-level Clinical Nurse Leader with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Clinical Nurse Leader with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 52 salaries. An experienced Clinical Nurse Leader which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 35 salaries. A Clinical Nurse Leader with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 19 salaries.

Clinical Nurse Leader Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Clinical Nurse Leader?

Clinical Nurse Leader in Tucson:
"The best job ever."
Pros: The thing I like most about the job I have are the people I work with. The employees I work with areteam oriented, patient centered and hardworking. They make the long hours and the hard tasks so much easier.
Cons: The thing I like least about my job is the staff recidivism. In healthcare there is a large number of people that move from job to job for multiple reasons. However keeping the unit properly staffed for patient safety and staff satisfaction is by far my least favorite part of the job.

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Key Stats for Clinical Nurse Leader

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Clinical Nurse Leader Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 20%