Nurse Administrator Salary

Nurse Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little under three-quarters of Nurse Administrators. Salaries average out to around $79K annually and spread from $57K to $124K per year. The vast majority (86 percent) of Nurse Administrators who took the survey are female. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nurse Administrators.

$58,579 - $120,587

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$22.51 - $46.32

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$58,579 - $120,587  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,395  
Total Pay (?
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$56,789 - $124,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$22.51 - $46.32  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$56,789 - $124,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $70K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $82K. Nurse Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $81K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $86K on average.

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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 20%
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