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Nurse Educator Salary Information

As of 2010, the average national salary for nurse educators fell anywhere from $55,134-78,279 annually. This figure includes bonuses that range anywhere from $375 to $4,045 each year. Many organizations also provide dental, vision, and healthcare benefits.

Nurse educators work in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, universities, and continuing and adult education centers. Nurse educators employed at acute care hospital environments earn the largest salaries, averaging anywhere from $60,158 to $80,883 each year.

Most nurse educators, about 32 percent, have more than 20 years of work experience. Experienced nurse educators typically earn between $54,939-78,764 each year. Unlike other careers, a shortage in nursing professionals has increased annual wages for entry-level nurse educators with less than one year of work experience. Professional organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, predict that nursing shortages will continue until 2025. Entry-level salaries for nurse educators with less than one year of work experience range between $46,750-84,500 annually.

Salaries can differ in large cities, depending on various factors. Even though salaries for nurse educators are high across the nation because of nursing shortages, they often increase in urban areas because of the high cost of living and the lack of qualified candidates. Nurse educators employed in New York typically enjoy the highest salaries nationwide, averaging between $75,000-103,500 annually.

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