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What Is The Average Wound Care Nurse Salary In The United States?

Wound care nurses are in great demand in the United States and globally. Driving demand is partially a result of the supply of wound related factors such as the aging of the population, rise of obesity, and increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiac disease.

Since wound care is in such high demand, wound care nurses are paid more than the floor nurses and nurses from many other specialties. The salary of wound care nurses tends to grow with experience and skills. However, the salary also depends on the location, nature of the job (full-time or part-time), type of care (hospital or home care), education level and expertise. For example certified wound care nurses are paid more than non-certified nurses.

How Much Wound Care Nurses Earn Per Hour?

On average, wound care nurses earn approximately $42.13 on an hourly basis in the United States.

Highest Paying Cities for Wound Care Nurses

Below is the List of cities with the highest pay in the United States:

New York$48.78$105,360
Los Angeles$46.29$99,960


Wound care nurses provide nursing care in many settings from hospitals, to post acute facilities to home.

Are Wound Care Nurses in High Demand?

Wound care nurses are in high demand in the United States as the median age of the population and the percent of those with chronic disease are rising. In fact, in the United States, approximately 3% of the elderly population (>65 years) has open wounds. Approximately, 11% of the population of the United States has diabetes. Among these, around 26.8% are over 65 years and 17.5% are between 45-64 years. The increasing prevalence of chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, etc. is causing significant morbidity, further accentuating the demand for trained and certified wound care nurses.

What are the Benefits and Perks to Expect as a Wound Care Nurse?

  • Autonomy: Wound care nurses have the independence to work in hospitals, post acute facilities, or home.
  • High demand: They are always in demand due to the increasing disease burden and aging population. So, there is no shortage of work.
  • High pay: Wound care nurses are paid on the upper range of nurses. Certified wound care nurses are paid even higher than non-certified nurses. (what proof is there for this statement?)
  • Intellectual challenge: Being a wound care nurse gives you a wide range of exposure to various critical conditions and disorders, which helps to gain more knowledge and grow intellectually.

Vohra Wound Care Certification to Improve Your Skill and Value

Vohra Wound Physicians provide the opportunity to expand wound care knowledge through an online wound education curriculum. The course covers the following domains:

  • Acute and Chronic Wounds: Focuses on evaluating and managing acute and chronic wounds.
  • Wound Care Treatment Options: Focuses on various procedures, techniques, and technological advancements for wound care treatment.
  • Treatment of Vascular Ulcers: Focuses on the management of ulcers from various vascular disorders such as peripheral artery disease, etc.
  • Geriatric Skin Conditions: Focuses on the management of various skin conditions in the geriatric population.
  • Support Services: Focuses on various support services for wound care and healing.
  • Atypical Wounds: This certification focuses on atypical wounds due to insect bites, radiation exposure, burns, etc.
  • Infection Control: Focuses on infection control in critical patients and patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, diabetic foot, gangrene, etc.

Final Takeaway

Nursing is a high-demand profession in the United States.

Wound care nurses are in ever-increasing demand due to the aging population and increasing disease prevalence in the adult population.

There is a significant increase in the requirement for wound care due to traumas, injuries, diabetes, cancers, surgeries, and other medical conditions.

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