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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary

Assistant Directors of Nursing in the United States earn an average of $65K annually; salaries are particularly strong in New York, where workers earn around $89K. Assistant Directors of Nursing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+14 percent), Dallas (+14 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
$49,719 - $86,905
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57K
65K
75K
87K
MEDIAN: $64,761
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$20.19 - $36.53
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,719 - $86,905  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
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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$48,490 - $84,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 894
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.19 - $36.53  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,122  
   
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).
)
$48,490 - $84,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 402
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Job Description for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Assistant directors of nursing (ADON) report to the director of nurses and the administrator of their facility. LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurse) or RNs can be employed as ADONs. In addition, ADONs must be in good standing with any applicable State Nursing Boards.

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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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Assistant Directors of Nursing who advance into the role of a Director of Nursing are fairly uncommon. Directors of Nursing on average earn $79K per year. It is quite typical for Assistant Directors of Nursing to transition into roles as Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors, where reported median earnings are $9K and $11K higher per year.

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Employees at Life Care Centers of America enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $70K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $56K and higher ones not far away at only $82K.

HCR ManorCare 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 $57K to $82K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Assistant Directors of Nursing report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Home Health/Home Care, Organizational Development, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Geriatrics are similarly competent in 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.


Assistant Directors of Nursing with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $60K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $63K. Assistant Directors of Nursing see a median salary of $66K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $69K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries



National Average
$63,000



Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries

Clinical Supervision
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Organizational Development
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Home Health/Home Care
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National Average
$63,000

Wound Care
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Long Term Care
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Geriatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 196 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
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%