Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary

The median pay for Assistant Directors of Nursing comes out to approximately $65K per year in the United States, but employers in New York offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $98K. Assistant Directors of Nursing will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+18 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,944 - $86,886
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$50K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,373
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$20.95 - $37.07
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$21
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,944 - $86,886  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,976 - $84,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,031
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.95 - $37.07  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$48,976 - $84,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 443
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Job Description for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

The nurse is the front line of patient care in a hospital. They interact with the patient most frequently, and they are usually the first to know if something has gone wrong. Though a nurse will have rounds that require them to attend to many patients in a given day, they get to know the patients closely. They are a liaison between the provider and the patient, as well as an immediate caregiver. The assistant director of nursing services is responsible for managing the overall scope of the facility's nursing staff.

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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Tasks

  • Maintain and update audit, compliance and legal documentation, including analyzing patient and staff data.
  • Plan resource utilization and care interventions according to available data and known trends.
  • Assist with management of the Department of Nursing, including evaluation of staff.
  • Evaluate and take action around complaints, failed audits, and staff problems.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


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For Assistant Directors of Nursing, progressing to a Director of Nursing role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Director of Nursing can earn $80K annually. Assistant Directors of Nursing most often move into positions as Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors; those groups report median salaries that are $9K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Salary cannot be beat at Life Care Centers of America, where median pay comes to $70K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $56K, and the higher end is not far away at $82K.

Genesis HealthCare offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $68K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $49K to $85K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Survey results suggest that Assistant Directors of Nursing put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Organizational Development, Wound Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care and Geriatrics. Most people who know Geriatrics also know Clinical Supervision and Organizational Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Directors of Nursing — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $61K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $64K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Assistant Directors of Nursing who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $68K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries

Clinical Supervision
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$64,000

Wound Care
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Long Term Care
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Geriatrics
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Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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