Director, Nursing Salary

The average salary for Directors of Nursing in the United States is $80K annually, and pay runs especially high in New York, where the average is $126K. Directors of Nursing can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+21 percent), Chicago (+20 percent), Philadelphia (+19 percent), and Las Vegas (+19 percent). Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$58,686 - $117,765

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$24.94 - $50.97

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Salary
$58,686 - $117,765  
   
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$0.00 - $10,393  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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$58,183 - $118,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,649
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$24.94 - $50.97  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.62  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $10,393  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,128  
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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$58,183 - $118,738  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 229
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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.

Common Career Paths for Director, Nursing


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Directors of Nursing may progress into high-paying roles like VP or Chief Nursing Officer, where median compensation is $160K annually. Many Directors of Nursing choose to become Long Term Care Nursing Directors and Nursing Directors as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $5K less and $7K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Director, Nursing


Directors of Nursing seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Kindred Healthcare, where the average salary comes to $94K.

Popular Skills for Director, Nursing


Directors of Nursing seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Surgery, Operations Management, and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Case Management, Home Health/Home Care, and Geriatrics. Those proficient in Leadership are, more often than not, also skilled in Operations Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Nursing

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Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Directors of Nursing — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $72K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $78K. Directors of Nursing claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Directors of Nursing who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $87K.

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Experience Affects Director, Nursing Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Director, Nursing Salaries


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National Average
$80,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 21%
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