Staff Development Salary - page 2

by soxfan80

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Hi all, How much do nursing home staff development nurses typically make to start? I live in Massachusetts and so any information about the salary in this area would be helpful. Thanks! What about hospital staff... Read More


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    I am currently applying for a staff development position and the last SDC made approx. $32/hr with 30 years experience. I currently make 29/hr in sub acute rehab as a floor nurse.
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    relative to geographic location. Where I live, staff nurses are making more than 26/hr, so a threat like this would not help me figure it out. I think a better question to ask would be, how much more does an educator make than a staff nurse, or a manager? I was recently told that staff educators do not make as much as managers (I am in academia, so I know we don't make as much as even staff nurses?). Can anyone speak to this?
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    Do_good You are underpaid.
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    In my organization (large healthcare system), there are different levels of "educators". Entry level (requires BSN) 'instructors' are in the $30-$40 hr range. Educators (requires MSN) are in the $40 - $50 range. Directors of education (minimum of MSN + appropriate experience) can make up to $70 hr, depending on the size of the organization and scope of responsibilities. Some of our Directors of Education & Instructors have PhDs.

    Instructors are responsible for instructional design (including eLearning) and assisting managers with performance management issues in addition to the normal education/training stuff. In addition to all the usual administrative & operational responsibilities (budget, scheduling, etc) Directors are primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining effective HR Development processes that support organizational goals.. Whew! So, they are an integral part of every organization-wide change that causes any employee's job tasks.

    Lately, I am seeing that our traditional educator roles (described above) are also beginning to absorb some physician education duties.. probably as a result of the new 'requirements' for physician education that are associated with Meaningful Use initiatives. When this happens, the salaries are rising - guess that providing stuff for physicians is more valuable, huh?
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    You have to be really careful with a thread like this. SDC can denote many different things, and pay really depends on your role and licensure. FOr instance, at a LTC facility, the SDC may be focused on in-servicing, orientation, general staff education and upkeep. This is *not* an educator/ BSN/MSN position- CNA's, LPN's, and RN's have been known to fill this need. If you are an curriculum designer/ educator, your pay would be much, much higher. Remember as stated above as well that geography changes a LOT. SDC in my area (southeastern va) can range from 22/hr to 50/hr depending on the role. Salary threads are dangerous- sometimes the idea of the answering posters have a different idea of what the OP is talking about. Post a little about what your role is and you might get a more accurate answer.
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    I am in Texas and I am far away from $40/hr. Maybe because it's a rural hospital.
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    How about Surgical Services Educator who has MSN? Anyone knows how much they make in Florida?


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