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Average Wound Care Nurse Hourly Pay

$29.03
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$1,021
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The average hourly pay for a Wound Care Nurse is $29.03.
10%
$21.23
MEDIAN
$29.03
90%
$38.18
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$21 - $38
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$210 - $7,500
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What Do Wound Care Nurses Do?

Wound Care Nurse Tasks
  • Examine patients and wounds, obtaining health history and ordering testing if merited.
  • Apply and remove dressings, clean wounds and interpret test results.
  • Document patient interactions, discharge summaries, orders and other data.
  • Develop and explain treatment plans, including medications and discharge plans.

Job Satisfaction for Wound Care Nurse

4.1 out of 5
(152)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Wound Care Nurse are from the companies Healogics, Inc., Kindred Healthcare and Kindred Hospital. Reported salaries are highest at WellStar Health System where the average pay is $33.33. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kindred Hospital and HCR ManorCare, earning around $33.00 and $32.73, respectively. Signature Healthcare, LLC pays the lowest at around $24.59. Kindred Healthcare and Healogics, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $30.43 and $30.97, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Wound Care Nurses?

Skills in Wound Care, Hyperbaric Therapy and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Skin Care and Long Term Care.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurses?

An entry-level Wound Care Nurse with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $27.28 based on 152 salaries. An early career Wound Care Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.35 based on 2,496 salaries. A mid-career Wound Care Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.27 based on 1,768 salaries. An experienced Wound Care Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.99 based on 1,584 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $29.
Employees with Wound Care Nurse in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 61.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (3.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (17.3% less), Detroit, Michigan (13.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,160 survey responses.
Entry Level
2.1%
Early Career
34.9%
Mid Career
24.7%
Experienced
22.1%
Late Career
16.2%