Average Clinical Nurse Leader Hourly Pay

Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)

The average hourly pay for a Clinical Nurse Leader is $38.23

Hourly Rate
$29 - $48
$2k - $13k
Total Pay
$62k - $104k
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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.
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How do Clinical Nurse Leaders Rate Their Jobs?

4 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
Based on 23 responses, the job of Clinical Nurse Leader has received a job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5. On average, Clinical Nurse Leaders are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Clinical Nurse Leaders

What is the highest pay for Clinical Nurse Leaders?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Clinical Nurse Leader is $47.79 / hour

What is the lowest pay for Clinical Nurse Leaders?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Clinical Nurse Leader is $29.17 / hour

How can Clinical Nurse Leaders increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Clinical Nurse Leader is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Clinical Nurse Leader that oversees more junior Clinical Nurse Leaders, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.