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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary

Median pay for Assistant Directors of Nursing in the United States is around $65K per year, but employers in New York offer the biggest paychecks; average compensation in that city is approximately $99K. Assistant Directors of Nursing will also find cushy salaries in Richmond (+18 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,969 - $86,651
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,138
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$20.66 - $36.82
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$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,969 - $86,651  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,821  
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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$48,813 - $84,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 997
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $36.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.69  
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 - $4,821  
   
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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$48,813 - $84,626  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 433

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Director of Nursing, where median compensation is $80K annually. The most common next step for an Assistant Director of Nursing is to become a Nursing Director or a Long Term Care Nursing Director. The former position pays an additional $9K per year on average, and the latter position pays $11K more per year.

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Job Listings

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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 $70K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $82K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $56K.

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, 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. It is often found that people who know Geriatrics are also skilled 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.


For Assistant Directors of Nursing, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. 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 $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $69K, 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 189 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: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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