Directors of Nursing with Surgery skills tend to be well-versed in their field, and about one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $87K per year, but may range from $60K to $131K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,530 - $127,233
(Median)
$61K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $86,597
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$26.18 - $51.48
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$26
$40
$51
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,530 - $127,233  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,532  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$59,723 - $131,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$26.18 - $51.48  
   
Overtime
$66.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $21,532  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$59,723 - $131,428  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Pay by Experience Level for Director, Nursing

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $80K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $70K. Directors of Nursing with Surgery skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $90K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $125K on average.

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Experience Affects Director, Nursing Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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