Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salary

Median pay for Chief Nursing Officers in the United States comes out to approximately $116K annually, but employers in New York pay the most, the average compensation in that city is around $244K. Chief Nursing Officers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+53 percent), Boston (+32 percent), Philadelphia (+30 percent), and Nashville (+28 percent). The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$80,342 - $176,354

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$35.62 - $69.00

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$80,342 - $176,354  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,137  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$81,004 - $185,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 835
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$35.62 - $69.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,304  
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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$81,004 - $185,041  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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)


The lowest salaries can be found at Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital — median pay is $100K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $88K and only reaching $144K.

Popular Skills for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)


Survey results show that Chief Nursing Officers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Team Leadership, People Management, Budget Management, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Leadership also tend to know Budget Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

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


Chief Nursing Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Six-figure salaries are not unusual for those just entering the occupation — survey respondents with less than five years' experience under their belts report receiving an average of $107K per year. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $117K in this role. Chief Nursing Officers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $126K.

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Experience Affects Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salaries



National Average
$117,000



Skills That Affect Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salaries

Team Leadership
up arrow 17%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

Budget Management
up arrow 1%

Clinical Supervision
0%

National Average
$117,000

Leadership
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 11%
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