$31.65
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$529

Profit Sharing

$550
Most Oncology Nurses in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $31.22 per hour. Total incomes of Oncology Nurses incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $3K from bonuses and close to $4K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $92K. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Oncology Nurses claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,754 - $91,303
$46K
$67K
$91K
MEDIAN: $67,399
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$23.67 - $43.72
$24
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MEDIAN: $31.65
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$0$91K
Salary $45,754 - $91,303
Bonus $0.00 - $3,425
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,055
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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$48,879 - $91,572
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 220
Hourly Data $0$69
Hourly Rate $23.67 - $43.72
Hourly Tips $17.50
Overtime $13.00 - $69.85
Annual Data $0$91K
Bonus $0.00 - $3,425
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $4,055
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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$48,879 - $91,572
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 632

Job Description for Nurse Oncology

A nurse in the oncology field deals with the treatment of cancer patients. The nurse may assist an oncologist and other physicians in providing care to inpatients or outpatients. This job can be highly stressful, especially when working with an emergency department and/or with terminally ill patients. Chemotherapy may be carried out to the patient by the nurse, as designated by the physician. The nurse will have to administer IVs through various methods. Medication may be administered by the nurse.

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Nurse Oncology Tasks

  • Adapt and provide nursing care for patients undergoing oncology treatment and monitoring.
  • Design outpatient care plans and communicate with patients and families about updates and changes.
  • Educate and council patients and families on medical information and treatment details.

Common Career Paths for Nurse Oncology


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Popular Skills for Nurse Oncology


Oncology Nurses generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in INFUSION, Pediatrics, Chemotherapy, and Oncology are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Hospice, Acute Care, and Medicine / Surgery. Those educated in Acute Care tend to be well versed in Medicine / Surgery.

Pay by Experience Level for Nurse Oncology

Pay by Experience for a Nurse Oncology has a positive trend. An entry-level Nurse Oncology with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 185 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nurse Oncology with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Nurse Oncology which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 114 salaries. A Nurse Oncology with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 112 salaries.

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Key Stats for Nurse Oncology

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Experience Affects Nurse Oncology Salaries

▲13%

▲10%

National Average
$67,000

▼1%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Nurse Oncology Salaries

INFUSION
▲12%

Pediatrics
▲10%

Chemotherapy
▲4%

▲1%

National Average
$67,000


▼4%

Hospice
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 15%