$65,985
Avg. Salary
$28.60
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Wound Care Nurse is $28.60 per hour.

The average pay for a Wound Care Nurse is $65,985 per year.

$20.53
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$28.60
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$37.51
90%
MEDIAN $28.60
$48k
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$92k
90%
MEDIAN $65,985
$48,089 - $92,353
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MEDIAN: $65,985
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$0$92K
Salary $48,089 - $92,353
Bonus $485 - $5,068
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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$44,490 - $82,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 186
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $20.53 - $37.51
Overtime $29.12 - $53.91
Annual Data $0$82K
Bonus $485 - $5,068
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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$44,490 - $82,595
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 804

Job Description for Wound Care Nurse

Wound care nurses work in hospitals and other medical facilities, or for an agency to treat patients at home, and must be licensed and meet all education requirements. They must ensure that the rooms in which they treat patients and all instruments and materials are clean and organized, and must demonstrate the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care for all patients. They must also document progress in their patients' medical records and report all concerns to their supervisor or their patients' doctors. Physicians must be informed immediately if there are changes to patients' skin conditions or a wound does not seem to heal or becomes worse.

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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.

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Popular Skills for Wound Care Nurse


Wound Care Nurses seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Ostomy, ostomy care, WCC, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care. Wound Care is a skill commonly found among those who know Ostomy.

Pay by Experience Level for Wound Care Nurse

Pay by Experience for a Wound Care Nurse has a positive trend. An entry-level Wound Care Nurse with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 267 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Wound Care Nurse with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 162 salaries. An experienced Wound Care Nurse which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 118 salaries. A Wound Care Nurse with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

4%

National Average: $61,521

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Wound Care Nurses will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Wound Care Nurses will also find cushy salaries in Milwaukee (+14 percent), Richmond (+10 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Birmingham. Employers also pay below the national average in Kansas City (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (10 percent lower).

Wound Care Nurse Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Wound Care Nurse?

Wound Care Nurse in Austin:
"Under appreciated. Don't take experience into consideration."
Pros: Diversity. Food. Things to do.
Cons: Lack of opportunity.

Wound Care Nurse in Austin:
"Open your heart, you won't regret it ."
Set limits. Ask for an office space.

Wound Care Nurse in Los Angeles:
Obtain graduate degree.

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Key Stats for Wound Care Nurse

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Wound Care Nurse Salaries

Ostomy
▲8%

ostomy care
▲7%

National Average
$62,000

WCC
▼2%

▼3%

Hyperbaric Therapy
▼4%

Long Term Care
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 129 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 29%