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 $107K on average. Assistant Directors of Nursing will also find cushy salaries in Colorado Springs (+19 percent), Richmond (+16 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Houston (+7 percent). The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$50,327 - $87,239
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$50K
$65K
$87K
MEDIAN: $65,186
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$21.41 - $37.79
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$50,327 - $87,239  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
Total Pay (?
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$49,311 - $85,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,288
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$21.41 - $37.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,146  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,681  
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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$49,311 - $85,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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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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As Assistant Directors of Nursing transition into upper-level roles such as Director of Nursing, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Directors of Nursing earn $80K on average per year. 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 $12K higher for Long Term Care Nursing Directors.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)


Pay for Assistant Directors of Nursing is best at Genesis HealthCare, which offers a median salary of $71K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $50K to $84K.

Assistant Directors of Nursing will find the worst pay at HCR ManorCare, where the median salary crawls in at $66K. Furthermore, compensation is curbed at $79K, leaving little room for growth.

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 Geriatrics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Home Health/Home Care. Those familiar with Geriatrics also tend to know Clinical Supervision.

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. 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 $64K. Assistant Directors of Nursing bring in $67K after working for 10 to 20 years. Assistant Directors of Nursing who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $68K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,944

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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
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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