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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salary

For Chief Nursing Officers, the fattest paychecks can be found on the East Coast; the three highest-paying cities in this area are New York, Philadelphia, and Boston. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$78,984 - $174,029
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$170K
MEDIAN: $114,222
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90%

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$34.29 - $70.47
(Median)
$34
$44
$70
MEDIAN: $43.00
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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$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$78,984 - $174,029  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,693  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $23,000  
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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$79,640 - $182,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 807
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.29 - $70.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.94  
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.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $23,000  
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).
)
$79,640 - $182,825  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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Job Description for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Chief nursing officers (CNOs) are responsible for directing nursing activities according to existing hospital procedures. They follow strict safety policies to ensure adequate patient care and collaborate with hospital leadership to design innovative patient care strategies. One of the CNO's main duties includes effectively manage staff levels on any given shift, including developing and deploying strategies in case of emergencies. CNOs also handle budget responsibilities and plan for purchasing supplies and equipment as company resources allow.

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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Tasks

  • Maintain compliance with government and facility regulations and educate employees on new and changing requirements.
  • Oversee the operation of administrative departments such as medical records and transcription.
  • Act as a liaison between facility management and nursing staff to establish strong channels for communication.
  • Direct nursing services at a healthcare facility, monitor the quality of service, and supervise nursing managers.
  • Provide feedback to healthcare facility administration on policies and procedures.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)


Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital offers the least money; the median income there is just $99K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits between $70K and $143K.

Popular Skills for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)


Chief Nursing Officers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, People Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Leadership are also skilled in Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Chief Nursing Officers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $104K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $114K. Chief Nursing Officers bring in $117K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Chief Nursing Officer generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $125K.

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Experience Affects Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salaries



National Average
$116,000



Skills That Affect Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 18%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 1%

Leadership
0%

National Average
$116,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%
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