Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary

The median salary for Assistant Directors of Nursing in the United States is $65K per year, and compared to other cities, New York offers the biggest paychecks at around $98K on average. Assistant Directors of Nursing will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+18 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+10 percent). This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,987 - $86,983
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$50K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,415
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$21.03 - $36.98
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$21
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$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,987 - $86,983  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,781  
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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$48,985 - $84,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,042
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$21.03 - $36.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,781  
   
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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$48,985 - $84,925  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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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. Nursing Directors or Long Term Care Nursing Directors are common next-step roles for Assistant Directors of Nursing moving up in their careers; annual pay for Nursing Directors is $9K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Long Term Care Nursing Directors.

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Job Listings

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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.

Genesis HealthCare offers the least pay with a median salary of $67K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $85K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Survey results imply that Assistant Directors of Nursing put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Organizational Development, Wound Care, and Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Home Health/Home Care, Long Term Care, and Geriatrics. Most people experienced in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $61K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $64K on average. Assistant Directors of Nursing with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 177 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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