Average Wound Care Nurse Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Wound Care Nurse is $28.65.
MEDIAN $28.65
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Hourly Rate
$21 - $38
$486 - $5,034
Total Pay
$44,966 - $83,369

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Job Description for Wound Care Nurse

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.
The top respondents for the job title Wound Care Nurse are from the companies Kindred Healthcare, Healogics, Inc. 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 Healogics, Inc. and Kindred Hospital, earning around $31.93 and $31.88, respectively. Signature Healthcare, LLC pays the lowest at around $20.94. Kindred Healthcare and HCR ManorCare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $29.90 and $31.00, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Wound Care Nurse

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

Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurse

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 $26.70 based on 157 salaries. An early career Wound Care Nurse with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.59 based on 426 salaries. A mid-career Wound Care Nurse with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $29.49 based on 293 salaries. An experienced Wound Care Nurse with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.12 based on 238 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Wound Care Nurse in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 20.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Phoenix, Arizona (18.1% more) and Chicago, Illinois (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (12.8% less) and Kansas City, Missouri (9.6% less).

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