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Nurse Administrator Salary

Nurse Administrators in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — more than two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $57K to $119K per year, median earnings come to $79K annually. Women account for the majority of Nurse Administrators who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Most Nurse Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half.

$58,890 - $117,057
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,628
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$22.30 - $46.46
(Median)
$22
$33
$46
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$58,890 - $117,057  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$56,581 - $118,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.30 - $46.46  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,000  
   
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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$56,581 - $118,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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.


For Nurse Administrators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $71K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $80K. Nurse Administrators bring in $80K after working for 10 to 20 years. Nurse Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $86K.

 
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Experience Affects Nurse Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
0%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
15%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 21%
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