Average Dermatology Nurse Salary in California

Dermatology nurses in California earn an average of $129,689 per year (or $62.36 per hour).

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60% higher than the national average
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California dermatology nurses earn 60% higher than the national average salary for dermatology nurses, at $80,731 (or $38.81 per hour).

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Dermatology nurse salary range in California

Annual Salary Hourly Wage
90th Percentile $173,219 $83
75th Percentile $163,084 $78
Median $131,091 $63
25th Percentile $103,500 $49

80% of California dermatology nurses earn between $81,652 and $173,219.

Cost-of-living adjusted dermatology nurse salary in California

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Adjusted for cost-of-living, California dermatology nurses earn about $117,472 per year. Cost-of-living in California is 10% higher than the national average, meaning they face higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.

Highest paying cities in California for dermatology nurses

Santa Clara, CA $162,352 per year
Hayward, CA $158,597 per year
Sacramento, CA $141,706 per year
Fresno, CA $125,328 per year
Lodi, CA $125,087 per year
Los Angeles, CA $121,437 per year
Ventura, CA $119,785 per year
Carlsbad, CA $118,341 per year
Ontario, CA $116,825 per year
Bakersfield, CA $112,003 per year

California nursing salaries vary from region to region across the state. The area where dermatology nurses are paid the highest is Santa Clara, where the average dermatology nurses salary is $162,352 and 20,640 registered nurses are currently employed. The Hayward area comes in second, with a $158,597 average dermatology nurse salary and 41,160 registered nurses employed.

Dermatology nurses salaries in other states

New York $98,919 per year
Maryland $81,043 per year
Texas $63,101 per year
Pennsylvania $76,000 per year
Florida $70,670 per year
North Carolina $67,978 per year

How much do other nurses get paid in California?

Transport Nurse $150,607 per year
Transplant Nurse $144,331 per year
Fertility Nurse $142,700 per year
Reproductive Nurse $142,700 per year
Endoscopy Nurse $139,102 per year
ENT Nurse $135,964 per year
Cath Lab Nurse $135,964 per year
Womens Health Nurse $135,964 per year
Primary Care Nurse $130,735 per year
Nurse Educator $130,735 per year

At a $129,689 average annual salary, dermatology nurses in California tend to earn less than transport nurses ($150,607), transplant nurses ($144,331), fertility nurses ($142,700), reproductive nurses ($142,700), endoscopy nurses ($139,102), ENT nurses ($135,964), cath lab nurses ($135,964), womens health nurses ($135,964), primary care nurses ($130,735), and nurse educators ($130,735).

More about dermatology nurses

Dermatology nurses are specialists in caring for the skin, including skin diseases, burns, wounds, and cosmetic concerns.

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Data sources: rn salary data, cost of living data, proprietary data from Incredible Health