Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary

Earnings for Assistant Directors of Nursing in the United States come in at around $67K annually on average. Pay generally varies between $50K and $87K per year. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Assistant Directors of Nursing who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. Most Assistant Directors of Nursing like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly one in four are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$51,522 - $87,816
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MEDIAN: $66,795
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$22.30 - $39.92
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$51,522 - $87,816  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,947  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
Total Pay (?
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$50,084 - $87,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043
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$22.30 - $39.92  
   
Overtime
$29.37 - $58.89  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,947  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$50,084 - $87,097  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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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

  • Assist with management of the Department of Nursing, including evaluation of staff.
  • Evaluate and take action around complaints, failed audits, and staff problems.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


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While Assistant Directors of Nursing do not often become Directors of Nursing, the job pays $80K per year on average. Assistant Directors of Nursing moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors. The median paychecks in those roles are $8K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Golden LivingCenters, Genesis HealthCare, Life Care Centers of America, HCR ManorCare, and Brookdale are top-notch employers for Assistant Directors of Nursing in this area. Although Genesis HealthCare offers the highest salaries (median pay is $72K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $60K to $87K. Other big spenders include Signature Healthcare, LLC, Life Care Centers of America, and Golden LivingCenters, top-paying firms where Assistant Directors of Nursing see paychecks nearing $72K, $71K, or $66K.

Nursing Home Group, HCR ManorCare, and Golden LivingCenters are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($58K, $63K, and $66K respectively).

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 Psychiatric, Organizational Development, Clinical Supervision, and Wound 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. The majority of those who know Geriatrics also know Clinical Supervision.

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. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $66K. For Assistant Directors of Nursing, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,614

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Directors of Nursing, New York offers exceptional salaries, 49 percent above the national average. Assistant Directors of Nursing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+12 percent), Fort Worth (+10 percent), Atlanta (+7 percent), and Cleveland (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries

▲7%

▲4%

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National Average
$66,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries

Psychiatric
▲2%

Clinical Supervision
▼0%

Organizational Development
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

▼1%

Rehabilitation
▼1%


▼2%

Home Health/Home Care
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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