Head Nurse Salary (United States)

A Head Nurse earns an average salary of $80,918 per year. A skill in Critical Care is associated with high pay for this job.
Head Nurse Salary (?
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$56,437 - $119,566
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $80,917
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Head Nurse Salary (?
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$22.72 - $43.54
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,437 - $119,566  
   
Bonus
$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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$52,952 - $112,439  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.72 - $43.54  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $56.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$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).
)
$52,952 - $112,439  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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Job Description for Head Nurse

  • Teach, supervise and counsel the client and family regarding home nursing procedures and other care needs.
  • Observe signs and symptoms and report to the physician and/or other appropriate health professionals as often as needed, or upon changes in the client’s condition.
  • Initiate diagnostic, preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures as appropriate to the client’s care and safety.
  • Evaluate and assess nursing needs of the client.
  • Attend client care conferences and initiate client care conferences for complex and/or multidisciplinary clients whenever needed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Head Nurse

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

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Experience Affects Head Nurse Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$78,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 20%
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