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 $98K. Assistant Directors of Nursing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+18 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Colorado Springs (+13 percent), and Houston (+11 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,141 - $86,833

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$21.05 - $36.96

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,141 - $86,833  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,162  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,899  
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$49,073 - $84,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,054
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.05 - $36.96  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.76  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,162  
   
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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$49,073 - $84,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 446
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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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Assistant Directors of Nursing may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Director of Nursing. The latter position pays an average of $80K annually. When Assistant Directors of Nursing are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors. Those roles pay an additional $9K and $11K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Life Care Centers of America offers the best pay with a median salary of $70K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $56K and maxing out at just $82K.

Employees at Genesis HealthCare take home the smallest paychecks, and $67K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $49K and quickly nearing the top at only $85K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Organizational Development, Wound Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Home Health/Home Care and Geriatrics. The majority of those 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 does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $61K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $64K. Assistant Directors of Nursing with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $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
up arrow 3%

Home Health/Home Care
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 176 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: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 23%
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