A Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) earns an average salary of $107,692 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Total Pay (?
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$76,147 - $168,667
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $107,692
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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Total Pay (?
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$29.40 - $62.47
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$76,147 - $168,667  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,469  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $35,234  
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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$76,128 - $178,449  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 746
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$29.40 - $62.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $55.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,469  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $35,234  
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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$76,128 - $178,449  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 746
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
up arrow 54%
Chicago
up arrow 27%
Dallas
up arrow 22%
Las Vegas
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St. Louis
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Houston
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National Average
$111,000
San Antonio
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Experience Affects Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salaries

National Average
$111,000

Skills That Affect Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Salaries

Clinical Supervision
up arrow 6%
Budget Management
up arrow 4%
Operations Management
up arrow 3%
Leadership
up arrow 2%
National Average
$111,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
87%
female alumni
 
Male
13%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
43%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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