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Nurse Administrator Salary (United States)

About three in four of Nurse Administrators in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $58K to $121K per year, and the average comes out to $78K per year. There are far more female Nurse Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. The majority of Nurse Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.
Nurse Administrator Salary (?
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$59,276 - $119,114
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59K
69K
100K
120K
MEDIAN: $78,428
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Nurse Administrator Salary (?
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$15.46 - $46.80
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MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,276 - $119,114  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
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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$58,057 - $121,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $46.80  
   
Overtime
$39.31 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,617  
   
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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$58,057 - $121,299  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Nurse Administrator

  • 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.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nurse Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $70K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $74K. Nurse Administrators bring in $82K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Nurse Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $89K.
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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%
Experienced
up arrow 1%
National Average
$81,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%