The average pay for a Director, Nursing is $81,667 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. A skill in Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job.
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$60,397 - $119,725
(Median)
$60K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,666
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$25.84 - $49.97
(Median)
$26
$35
$50
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,397 - $119,725  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,765  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$59,684 - $120,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,667
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$25.84 - $49.97  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $73.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,765  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$59,684 - $120,444  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 260
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Job Description for Director, Nursing

The director of nursing is a high-level manager who is responsible for the performance of a nursing unit. They are accountable for a number of tasks within their unit or department, including planning, organization, supervision, evaluation, and compliance.

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Director, Nursing Tasks

  • Maintain relationships with patients and families.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the clinical and administrative staff in quality and consistent patient care.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional boarding home standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Nursing

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $81,272

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Experience Affects Director, Nursing Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Director, Nursing Salaries

Critical Care
up arrow 37%



up arrow 7%

Psychiatric
up arrow 4%

Leadership
up arrow 2%

Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 2%

Organizational Development
up arrow 2%

Wound Care
up arrow 1%

People Management
0%

National Average
$81,000

Long Term Care
up arrow 3%

Geriatrics
up arrow 4%



registered nurse
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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