The average pay for a Director, Nursing is $78,755 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Budget Management and Operations Management.
Director, Nursing Total Pay (?
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$55,992 - $113,177
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $78,754
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Director, Nursing Total Pay (?
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$23.70 - $50.55
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,992 - $113,177  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
Commission
$0.00 - $200.00  
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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$55,555 - $116,085  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.70 - $50.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $58.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,084  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $200.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,034  
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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$55,555 - $116,085  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,256
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Los Angeles
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Atlanta
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Miami
up arrow 25%
Houston
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Indianapolis
up arrow 16%
Dallas
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Chicago
up arrow 12%
Phoenix
up arrow 8%
Denver
up arrow 6%
Minneapolis
0%
National Average
$79,000
Baton Rouge
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Austin
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Cincinnati
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Experience Affects Director, Nursing Salaries

National Average
$79,000

Skills That Affect Director, Nursing Salaries

Organizational Development
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Regulatory Compliance
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National Average
$79,000
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
31%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%
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