Director of Nurses Salary

A Director of Nurses earns an average salary of $79,060 per year. A skill in Long Term Care is associated with high pay for this job. This job's pay does not change very much with experience.

$58,746 - $102,011
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,059
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$22.66 - $44.68
(Median)
$23
$33
$45
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,746 - $102,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
Profit Sharing
$0.99  
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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$57,841 - $102,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.66 - $44.68  
   
Overtime
$35.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,080  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.99  
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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$57,841 - $102,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Job Description for Director of Nurses

Directors of nurses oversee groups of nurses in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and other medical institutions. These directors are responsible for ensuring that all administered care adheres to all laws and regulations and is provided in a caring and professional manner, and they may also have administrative duties such as hiring, delegating duties, scheduling, keeping inventory, evaluating employees, and establishing or modifying standards of practice. Employees of nursing departments must provide medication, treatment, and care according to very specific instructions, so these directors may also have management duties and even particular nursing duties.

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Director of Nurses 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 of Nurses

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

Director of Nurses Advice

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Director of Nurses in Evansville:
Always treat employees fair and respectful. Be consistent and follow through. Keep open communication with executive director.

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Experience Affects Director of Nurses Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Director of Nurses Salaries

Long Term Care
up arrow 25%

People Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Administration
up arrow 4%

Geriatrics
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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