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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 Chicago (+16 percent), Richmond (+14 percent), Atlanta (+9 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$49,990 - $86,688
(Median)
$50K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,254
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90%

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$20.51 - $36.84
(Median)
$21
$28
$37
MEDIAN: $28.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$49,990 - $86,688  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,792  
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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$48,765 - $84,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 982
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$20.51 - $36.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.33  
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 - $4,792  
   
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).
)
$48,765 - $84,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 434

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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 transition into a Director of Nursing role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $80K per year. 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.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Employees at Life Care Centers of America enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $70K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $56K and higher ones not far away at only $82K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Assistant Directors of Nursing seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Clinical Supervision, Home Health/Home Care, Organizational Development, and Wound Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $61K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $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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Home Health/Home Care
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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 193 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
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%