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Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) Salary

Salaries for Assistant Directors of Nursing in the United States average out at around $65K annually, but New York employers pay the most, offering approximately $99K on average. Assistant Directors of Nursing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Richmond (+16 percent), Chicago (+16 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$50,005 - $86,824
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,200
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$20.72 - $36.92
(Median)
$21
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$50,005 - $86,824  
   
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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$48,880 - $84,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,011
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.72 - $36.92  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.47  
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).
)
$48,880 - $84,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 444
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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 go on to become Directors of Nursing may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Directors of Nursing is $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)


With a median salary of $70K, Life Care Centers of America offers Assistant Directors of Nursing the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $56K and are capped at $82K.

Bringing up the rear, HCR ManorCare's median pay of $68K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $83K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Survey results show that Assistant Directors of Nursing use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Organizational Development, Wound Care, and Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Home Health/Home Care, Geriatrics, and Long Term Care. Most people familiar with 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.


For Assistant Directors of Nursing, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $61K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $63K. On average, Assistant Directors of Nursing make $67K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $69K.

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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 188 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
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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