Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary (United States)

The median pay for Assistant Directors of Nursing comes out to approximately $63,298 per year in the United States, but employers in New York offer the most; the average salary in that city is around $100K. Other big spenders include Richmond, Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta, top-paying cities where Assistant Directors of Nursing see paychecks higher than average (+15 percent, +14 percent, +8 percent, and +6 percent). This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary (?
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$49,703 - $86,602
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MEDIAN: $64,603
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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary (?
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$19.87 - $36.65
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,703 - $86,602  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$48,321 - $84,509  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$19.87 - $36.65  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,000  
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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$48,321 - $84,509  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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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 Nursing Director—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $15,677 per year. When Assistant Directors of Nursing are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors, where they can expect an additional $9,271 or $10,888 per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Assistant Directors of Nursing in search of the best pay head to Life Care Centers of America, where the median salary rolls in at $69,634. Though pay is top-notch, compensation is curbed at $82K.
HCR ManorCare offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $65,855. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $56,447 to $82,864. Other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Genesis HealthCare ($68,400) and Golden LivingCenters ($69,055).

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)

Assistant Directors of Nursing report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Skills that pay less than market rate include Long Term Care and Geriatrics. For most people, competency in Geriatrics indicates knowledge of 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.
Though Assistant Directors of Nursing can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. After five to 10 years, the typical starting salary of $60K climbs to $62K. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $67K. As Assistant Directors of Nursing reach 20 years on the job, salary increases slow down a bit, averaging $68K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a quarter of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—more than half of those surveyed fit this bill.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Richmond
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Dallas
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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National Average
$63,000
Cleveland
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San Antonio
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Indianapolis
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Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salaries

Home Health/Home Care
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Clinical Supervision
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Organizational Development
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National Average
$63,000
Wound Care
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Geriatrics
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Long Term Care
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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

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: 52% employee benefits None: 23%
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