Nurse Administrator Salary

Nurse Administrators in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $79K annually, but may range from $57K to $124K per year. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The majority of Nurse Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (86 percent) of Nurse Administrators who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$58,624 - $120,722
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,275
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$22.51 - $46.32
(Median)
$23
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$58,624 - $120,722  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,395  
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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$56,721 - $124,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.51 - $46.32  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $58.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,395  
   
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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$56,721 - $124,377  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $71K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $84K. Nurse Administrators bring in $81K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 19%
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