Simulation Centers and Faculty/Staff Development

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Simulation Specialist or Tech Salary Range
by Kathleen Atchison - Monday, December 13, 2010, 10:47 PM
I am looking at the Simulation Specialist or Tech role and was hoping that those who have this position at their centers can share the salary range for the position and a brief description of duties.  Thanks for any information that you can provide.
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Re: Simulation Specialist or Tech Salary Range
by kathy gendron - Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 10:08 AM
This would be very valuable to our college as well as we are hoping to add more support staff to our simulation lab. Thanks
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Re: Simulation Specialist or Tech Salary Range
by Kathleen Atchison - Thursday, December 16, 2010, 3:12 PM

I am getting responses that average between $24.00/hr ($49,920/yr) and $28.00/hr ($58,240/yr) for this position.  Job requirements and descriptions vary.  Does anyone disagree with the salary range? 

Thanks to everyone who responded.

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Re: Simulation Specialist or Tech Salary Range
by Cynthia Hickman - Thursday, December 16, 2010, 9:50 PM

What would be the difference between the Simulation Specialist or Tech. The salary range may be appropriate for a tech, however it seems low for someone who has specialized in this area.  Any thoughts?thoughtful


We pay science lab techs about $20/hr.  I've already titled the position Specialist to set it apart from the science lab tech position since there are added expectations regarding healthcare knowledge and skill with technology.  Expectations regarding organizing the area are similar to what is expected of our science lab techs.  Our faculty run the simulations and evaluate students, so this role is a support role.  So, the $24 - $28 range seemed like it might be appropriate.  I am interested in all information though.

(Some from other states have already told me that this range would be too high in their area.)


Can you all that are replying with salary ranges tell what states you are in?  Thanks


If anyone has an actual job description for this, could you share it?  I am a Simulation Learning Technician and have worked solely in the Sim Lab with assisting faculty in running scenarios, inventory and maintenance, and roles are now changing so I would love to see the job description for the salary ranges posted here because I make nothing like what it says here and I'll be able to ask for more in about 6months!  Thanks!!

I agree, but I am one that actually runs and creates, set up and cleans up, then debriefs our scenarios along with a coworker and the faculty have very little to do with our lab. My pay is nothing like this either. 
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Re: Simulation Specialist or Tech Salary Range
by Erica Myers - Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11:18 AM
I realize this post is several years old but I am a new Sim Lab Coordinator.  The position is new to the school.  I have a MSN in nursing education.  My contract is 12mth.  Can anyone provide current salary information on this?  And are you considered faculty or administrative? Thanks!
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Re: Simulation Specialist or Tech Salary Range
by Heiddy DiGregorio - Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 10:43 AM

Does anyone have a job description for their simulation techs they would be able to share. We are developing a position.

Thank you. 

Heiddy DiGregorio, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC, CHSE
Simulation Resource Center- Pediatric Simulation Specialist
University of Delaware School of Nursing
25 N. College Ave. Room 211, McDowell Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Office # (302) 831-1473