Nurse Administrators who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Nurse Administrators. Pay fluctuates from $58K to $124K per year, but expected earnings average $81K per year. In the world of Nurse Administrators, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $15K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $58K and $124K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance.

$59,516 - $115,982
(Median)
$60K
$81K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,541
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90%

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$23.00 - $60.00
(Median)
$23
$34
$60
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,516 - $115,982  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$57,843 - $124,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.00 - $60.00  
   
Overtime
$50.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$57,843 - $124,050  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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Job Description for Nurse Administrator

Nurse administrators are usually case managers for companies which provide in-home nursing services, and they are also present in assisted living facilities.

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Nurse Administrator 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 Nurse Administrator

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $73K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $87K. For Nurse Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $81K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $86K.

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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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